Read them a few years back and then reread about a year ago.
Loved them both on the first read.
**light spoilers below**
Enjoyed them on the reread but not quite as much and especially not the second book. The thing with Felurian just reeked of every geek virgin's wet dream fantasy. Wouldn't it have been more interesting if Kvothe had an actual flaw (like inexperience with women) rather than be whisked away to the timeless fairy sex education dimension so that he could emerge 5 minutes later in the real world as the Ultimate Sex God? Come on. And his two guy pals (the others being almost exclusively young hot girls who all want his dreamy bard dick) just seem like conveniently-beta-and-loyal plot devices rather than real characters. The arc with Tempi in his homeland had a Tom Cruise in Last Samurai vibe to it. It was just becoming predictable for him to excel in any/every situation.
All that said, still way better than Wheel of Time and I'll pick up the third book whenever it comes out.
Ya I didn't like Wise Man's Fear book 2 as much because of the whole Kvothe as sex-god thing. It seemed like something Terry Goodkind would write. Also, I felt like a lot of stuff happened to Kvothe, but the plot didn't advance very much.
Have you guys read Joe Abercrombie at all? His First Law series is more of a low-fantasy world, with brutal badass viking northmen like the Bloody Nine. There's some magic in it, but it's been leaking out of the world somehow. The thing I like most (that I also don't want to explain b/c of spoilers) is that Abercrombie is constantly subverting established fantasy norms.
I really like Abercrombie except everything in his books are so fucking bleak. Everyone is a piece of shit, everyone dies, the world never improves.
He's great tho.