Originally Posted by Azula
I mean, if the whole point of this series is just to follow the life of an Avatar, that's pretty damn disappointing.
I kind of agree, but maybe it's too soon to say. It's hard to derive from one season, and getting pre-emptively disappointed over something that may or may not be happening seems to be jumping the gun a bit.
At a guess, maybe they are trying to tell the tale of an Avatar that struggles to find her place in the world. In ATLA, Aang was a hero who took down a tyrranical Fire Lord and saved the world, after first running away. It was a hero-making tale and so on, and we got to awtch Aang grow into his role as Avatar where at first he was reluctant to be the Avatar. In TLOK, benders and non-benders have kind of moved on from the idea of an Avatar. The world is just too big (in terms of population) for that kind of thing.
In short, what place does a chosen one from a bygone era have in a world that is growing and changing at a rapid pace? Who does Korra have to be in this world? I'd hope that the events of Books 2-4 kind of usher Korra into her role as Avatar in this era, because that would be interesting to see. Though I don't blame people for thinking that TLOK will just be relatively static characters flimflamming from one scenario to the next, barely developing, and kind of resetting back to zero in time for the beginning of the next season without having learned much at all. Season One and what we know of Season Two suggests this is exactly what's happened, so far at least, but I'm still willing to chalk that up to how self-contained the first season was meant to be.