I'm in the early stages of my WoT reading, having just finished the 3rd book, The Dragon Reborn. I actually read the first four books 4 years (or so) ago, but I wanted to start fresh now that the final book is within sight.
My biggest take away is that I enjoyed it, but not quite as much as I expected. Maybe this was due to it being a re-read, though honestly I remembered almost none of what happened. It seemed there was a lot of repetition: the hair tugging, thoughts repeated over and over, etc. Of course, the world building continues to be excellent..it feels like a real place with a real history. With the title of Dragon Reborn, I did expect Rand to be featured quite a bit more. Of the 3 boys, I would say I like Matt the least, but that might be due to his being under the influence of the dagger for most of 2 books. Now that he is on his way to recovering, maybe I will enjoy his POV more in future books. At this point, I think I enjoy all the female POVs equally. Finally, it was nice to feel like I was reading a big, fat, epic story...and feel like I understood most of the plot elements (hello, Malazan).
I still feel the last 3 Erikson books calling my name (I am about 300 pages into Toll the Hounds), and I want to finish WoT in time for the last book. I hope/plan to be caught up, so I can take a vacation day for A Memory of Light release day. I know I won't finish reading the book in one day, but it would be kinda nice to take the day off and dive right in the minute I get my hands on it. However, I just found out (via Tom Lloyd's facebook page), that while Pyr does not have a release date for The Dusk Watchman (last book in The Twilight Reign), his UK publisher will be releasing the e-book in the US Kindle store on the same date as the UK e-book release. That means the concluding book is only a month away, which in turn means it is time to reread the first 2 books so I can (hopefully) have all 4 read in time for the release of the final book. Thus, I have started my reread of The Stormcaller.