Wushulio- Thanks for the recommendation, I have never heard of Tad Williams. I will go down to my local used bookstore today.
I gave WOT three tries until I got past the hundredth page and then I was hooked. I agree the books got slogged down, what with new "major" characters popping up in each new book. Once you get some editing for each character's development and considering affordable air time, I have faith that the ending will be do the story telling justice.