Just face it Slayers sucks. The show, and apparently also the novels are crappy fan fiction quality. Only the most hardcore fans of the series watch it. You can tell by the ratings on animenewsnetwork. It only has 17 ratings and 7 of them are for masterpiece, and none are below good. The fact that so few have watched it, but of those that have they rated it so well tells you something is fishy about the series. Namely that it's masterbatorial shit. Plus it takes them forever to get new seasons, and they probably only get made to appease the nutjobs that watch it. It's like Samurai X only crappy. I wondered why such a sub par show had a new season such a long time after the first when I read the op's post. Well now I know.