The biggest thing that bugs me is the portrayal of women in the series. Now, these days everybody gets upset if women are portrayed as the least bit meek and helpless, needing men to rescue them. I am not one of those. Not that I prefer women to be depicted like that, but I find it better than the alternative, which is how Jordan portrays them. These women are bullies and too full of themselves. At no point do they coerce the men they meet to do what they want. They bully them. They bully them by nagging them, threatening them with violence, or with the weird effects of the One Power. The character Moiraine almost constantly threatens those who refuse to do what she wants with the One Power.
At one point the three primary female characters are imprisoned and cannot escape on their own. At which point Matt, one of the three primary male characters, rescues them all by himself. How do they repay him? They immediatly use the Power to bind him while they yell at him for being there! No thank you. No pleasant greetings. Nothing but abuse. This is not a depiction of strong women, this is a depiction of horrible people. If a male character did all of this crap, he would be reviled, and the people reviling him would be right. So female characters shouldn't be given a pass, they just shouldn't.
This leads me to the other thing that bugs me, how meek the men are depicted in the series. As part of the above, the men never defend themselve from a woman who is attacking them verbally. They do try blunt the woman's attacks, but they never defend themselves; they never fight back.
And it's just not against women, it's also against anyone with authority over them. Rand, the primary character, has by now become the emperor of world. And his word is law. Absolutly none of the nobles who serve him question seriously try to restrain his authority, which is something real-world nobles have tried to do to monarchs for centuries. (Absolute Monarchy is historically an outlier, not the norm.) All Rand has to do is demand that they do something, and they do it. Not one person acutally says 'no' to him, no one, not even the women. There is deferential societies, and then there is sensless obedience. Jordan states that it is out of abject fear that they are so deferential, but surely there would be someone who could and would stand up to him. And it's not just him. The queen of Andor starts to whip her best supporters, and no one questions it (she was under the influence of evil).
And finally there is Daes Dae'mar, the Game of Houses. There is always political infighting in any society. But the pure homicidal nature of it all is just beyond belief. The people involved are just incapable and unwilling to work together. It is just so, improbable. And at one point Jordan says that the Borderlands, who are under constant threat of invasion from the forces of darkness, have never had a problem with Daes Dae'mar because being under constant threat has negated the ambitions of the nobles. No! No! No! Nations under threat are actually more likely to suffer from political infighting than nations at peace. Just look at recent American history. In the 1990's America was at peace. Despite some political shenanigans, the tone of American politics was civil enough. Then 9/11 happened. That was when the political discourse became almost unbearable. What changed was that America was at war, and that cause some strain on American politicians and their policy.
But despite those issues, I am really enjoying this series and would recommend it to anyone who wants to start a new fantasy series.