It was the awful Shallan faux logic diatribes that made me put down Way of Kings half way through. Sanderson is just not my kind of writer.
Didn't see mentioned (I skimmed):
Emperor's Blades, Acts of Caine (you only mentioned Heroes Die), Shriek and Finch, Bas Lag books, the Troupe,
With these details separated out by themselves, I'm put in mind of some 60s/70s era stories by John Brunner. I think they were collected and/or refashioned
Not sure if I can continue with Words of Radiance. The dialogue is so silly and childish that I don't think the plot, magic, or worldbuilding can save
Peter Grant (starting with Rivers of London/Midnight Riot) and Bobby Dollar (starting with Dirty Streets of Heaven)