@masonwheeler That's the one character where I actually liked what Jordan was doing, but I didn't notice as much of a difference apparently with him.
The thing that annoyed me about the series was the writing and most of the characters: Jordan even managed to cheapen Min massively by the end. Maybe he just hated women?
It all looks incredibly good on paper, apart from the budget Bene Gesserit - but the prologue of the first book is the only part that actually had anything happen. Especially after book 3, the story just grinds to a halt, and takes another 9 books to start going anywhere again.
Sanderson picked up just after he started to get the plot moving again, and didn't waste any time. He may have made Rand and Moirane a bit too stoned, but at least they finally did things at long last. Things that you knew they'd do after book 3.