i agree that i'd like the greater detail. however, i wish they had longer seasons instead of splitting it in to two seasons like that. it's w.e. though.
if you haven't read the books, i'd highly recommend doing so. absolutely fantastic books. i've never been so stoked for a new book to come out (The 6th) in my life.
you can actually download all of the books in a pdf file online. that's what i did and then read most of them at work on my computer.