I've been talking to people and reading about high-profile series lately. I've always preferred them to stand-alones - there's more story to enjoy; I get to stay with fun characters in a fun world longer. But there are downsides. George R. R. Martin and Scott Lynch are both in the middle of theirs, with release dates that keep being pushed back and vague excuses given. Melanie Rawn is in the middle of her Exiles trilogy. Book 2 was publish in 97. Book 3 is still not written. I realize the above examples aren't the only examples of people who write multiple books in a series - some do it well and without the huge waits - but I have to wonder, does it make anyone want to give up on a series when the publishing date keeps getting moved back? Have you ever given up? Who will you wait a decade for?