There are no shortages of Goodkind haters out there. Several of the forums that I visit bash him on a constant basis. I must say that the repetition of the devotion got old fast and having read a few interviews with Goodkind I would not really want to hang out with him. I also have to say his series is one of my all time favorites and I think he has a great talent for writing. I read all eleven books and I would love to see him continue the story. Several of his characters I found fascinating. Zedd, Richard, Kahlan, Nicci, Annalina, and the other Sisters of Light and Dark, Emperor Jagang, Jennsen, Adie, Chase, Rachel, Shota, Six, Gratch, Scarlet, Cara, and the rest of the Mord-Sith are some of my favorite characters of all time. I just wanted to post that there are people out here who loved this series. Some of my favorite authors are George Martin, Joe Abercrombie, David Coe, Fiona McIntosh, Jennifer Fallon, Carol Berg, Brent Weeks, Terry Brooks, John Marco, Robin Hobb, and J.V. Jones. I hope some of you give Wizards First Rule a chance because I think you might just find yourself beginning a very enjoyable reading experence.