Three years, bah, I give you 8!! I discovered the series in 2003 and then thought that I waited long for book 4 which came out "only" two years later. Me and my friends did a big release party with meat and mead and bonfire the night before A Feast for Crows came out. I wish I could do this this time as well. Do you happen to be in Germany for the release so we could feast together?