Originally Posted by Infinity9999x
That's basically my point. A lot of stuff is happening, and while it's interesting, it's doing very little to advance the main plot, and after a while I find myself wondering "okay...why do I care?" And I began to wonder if all these new characters were really necessary, since they seem to be doing little to nothing to advance the main plot.
I care. I like that GRRM has introduced so many characters. If gives us very vast and different POVs of the people in Westeros and that world in general. We get to see how events impact certain Houses and places and people. If it only stuck to perspectives of the Starks or Lannisters, we would be wondering what the hell everybody else is thinking, or at least I would.