Yes, usually the first time I read the book I skip over half the action in my excitement and usually only absorb four or five events maximum.
Then I feel guilty and read the book again to make myself feel better.
This year, when I found out the Necromancer release date was so near, I was so excited!!! I centered all my events around it, and remembered what day of the week it was because of it. (example: Oh yes it's Monday today because the Necromancer is coming out in 5 days) If you got all the books at the same time, you'd read them through in a week flat and be totally unsatisfied. So really I just think the wait enhances your excitement!!! (the common use of three exclaimation points shows how excited I am currently)