I don't mean to sound the pessimist; only the cautious one. How long will RWBY drag on? So far, I say it hasn't dragged on too long, not at all, but it has taken a long time to explain not-very-much plot.
Just let me say a warning:
I used to like the series Once Upon A Time. I thought the idea was genius, as I like the idea of merging fantasy with reality, since it leads to great comedy and endless possibilities. So the series was great, at first. Me and my sister loved it! I then started to say that, if they stretch on past 3 seasons,, they are going to run out of material.
Season 1 was a great mystery, season 2 did excellent followup on what happens when the mystery is revealed to all, and added some great backstory. Season 3 dawdled a bit too much, but eventually it ended a climactic story arc of all 3 seasons.... and that was at the mid-season finale... The second half was a "out-of-the-bum" explanation to shove all the characters back into the predicament in the beginning of the show, and to shoehorn Queen Elsa into the mix... 9_9 eyeroll...
After a few episodes of season 4, me and my sister quit watching, and I have no idea if it's still going, but I want to think there was a season 5, or something... and it just wasn't very good.
Now, of course, Once is a professionally developed show, that must bring in money, of the producers won't pay to make more of it. Because of that, they often get forced to do things to add pointless drama and sometimes drag out the story for more episodes and seasons.
RWBY is more like an "indie" project. And that's good. I just want to know that the writers actually PLAN on revealing some of these mysteries, instead of just forgetting about them and adding more mysteries to get more attention... Or because they just have ADD and needed to do more stuff to keep it interesting. I'd love to know that there is an "end" to the show planned, and that they know where they are going. Despite its cliche writing, RWBY is so darn endearing, I just have to love it. Nothing wrong with cliche, IMO, if you do it well. Most of the time people just do it because they do, and it just isn't handled properly. RWBY is doing fine, and I love it. But right now we are at the tip of an iceberg of underlying plot and story. Most of the time, when a series does this, the fanbase is excited to find out the answers, but... they never come... Other things enter the story, and pretty soon we're in a whole new place, and all the questions we had before get forgotten about.
I want answers. I wanna see payoff. I was impressed with the dance in season 2 where Jaune and Pyrrha kinda get together (but not TOGETHER, together...lol), since usually it takes a whole darn season for such a small amount of plot to develop. THANK YOU. Please keep doing that, and don't make us hate you...
AND IF YOU KILL PYRRHA, I WILL DRIVE ALL THE WAY DOWN TO TEXAS AND BURN ROOSTERTEETH TO THE GROUND!!! YOU GOT THAT?! HUH?!