I started reading the series about ten years ago - get all the way up to the final book and Jordan goes and dies. I am deliberately waiting until the closing trilogy is released in paperback before buying and reading them. Looking forward to the return of Moraine, and presumably Lanfear. I can't honestly remember a huge amount of detail though, and I will probably re-read 'The World of Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time' as a quick catch up on events. I think that takes it up to the end of book 8.