I remember back then.. that's when the story started to grow on you... but i wasn't reading the forum for extra details that i missed either :) (link to old forum)
It is fun to look back at that old forum thread. I was especially amused to read:
fangthane wrote:It's obviously never going to approach the genius of Donaldson or even Terry Brooks or Dave Duncan
Apparently back then people considered Wanda's constant headaches to be hilarious and no one posted any wonderings about what deeper meaning her words might have. I expect that they assumed she was just joking or exaggerating and completely ignored the implications of taking her seriously. I'm pretty sure that's what I did at the time.