I was OK with the wife-killing initially but it doesn't feel like they've done anything particularly worthwhile with it in terms of Perrin's character (and it makes other stuff they are doing more cringe than it'd otherwise be).
Seriously, what do you mean 'anything particularly worthwhile with it'? Because right now he's very much struggling to embrace the Way of the Leaf because of it, even though he's being called to violence.
I'd say that's pretty significant. It's only slightly different between his hammer-and-axe arc from the books.
And I still don't get why some people are bent out of shape about it. Why could it possibly matter whether it was her or Luhan? Why is Luhan better other than to like, score brownie points with the ultra-woke? A wife is an easy explanation in a short time window, your mentor wracking you full of guilt and sending you on a quest takes a bit more time.
@ZombieGenesis I forget the title off the top of my head, but their shorts series around the 'cursed record' was actually pretty different and interesting, too. Have to agree; it's one of the things that's worth it. I don't bother with any of the others, but that one has a fair range of stuff, and it's good stuff.