This has been a fun read for me as well. A good friend and I bought eachother the first book in our favorite series for Christmas. He got A Game of Thrones and I got The Eye of the World. I like westeros enough that I started looking for a forum for WoT discussion and found this thread and refused to go elsewhere (I spoiled a few things myself just reading titles at westeros). I've more of less been on pace with Coz, until his lull, and now I'm 2/3 of the way through tSR.
I love the world and the story as a whole, but I'm actually quite surprised how many main characters I am so negative, though I am sure it's due to be just book 4 of a much larger series. I've already bought books 5 and 6 to get through, though I'll have to switch back to ASOIAF with the show appearing in April and tons of rumors about ADWD being done floating around.