Not sure I can say it any better than our friend Phin above...but I do feel your frustration with "the waiting" game. I think everyone probably does on some level. You start a great book, with interesting characters, a intriguing plot line, lots of twists and turns...and then you have to wait for the next installment. But in my mind, it is like waiting for Christmas, or your birthday, or that trip to Disney World you have been planning for a year....part of the fun, what adds to the excitement, is the anticipation. All that time to think about what will happen to your favorite character, how will the "bad guys" be thwarted, what will our heroes learn this time around? And going back to re-read the books that came before again, gives the reader the opportunity to dig deeper into the story, find more of those hidden clues that authors leave behind as treasures.
So while waiting is hard...I would not pass up the build up that comes from waiting for something wonderful. And of course, being able to come here and talk with so many different people, read their ideas...makes me eager to go back and read not only Mr Scott's books again, but so many other books that have been suggested. And to see which ideas were right on, which ones were close, and which ones were way off the mark.