Ah, that series. I read ... I think... 2 of them. But I wasn't overly taken by them. Too many amazingly powerful and mysterious characters/powers at work. I found it both confusing and somewhat meandering, even though lots happens. Hard to discern a 'story' in it, for me. But I gave them to a friend of mine who really loved the series. So... it is a matter of taste.
As for the Wheel of Time... I tried the first book, a while back, mainly because Sanderson is the writer finishing the series. It wasn't bad, but... ah, I felt it was a bit too primitive, nice, and predictable for me (and felt a bit like the 100th 'ordinary young protagonist finds a ring of power/great destiny and sets forth on a journey aided by wise mentors' Tolkien rip-off). But I hear it gets better.
Maybe I am too picky, though. Perhaps I ought to try reading more real literature again.