There was no need to answer several lines with any different response that the literal truth: You hyped up your view of the show and are now disappointed with what the show is and was always going to deliver and be. The fault is your own, simple as that.>What about the entirety of the plot in season 2 then?
It was Anne moving with a more direct area to head to, but even then it had it's spanning of dicking around and SoL adventures for mass just like S1. Hell Looking at the Newtopia arc and how underused that place way before long. Hell Sasha didn't do all that much for half the time of S2, most of her journey between toad catcher and Barrel's Warhammer is glossed over. S2 stuck to it's guns but unlike S1 had a direction that Team Anne was following which leads to Marcy pushing the plot of the temples, in comparison to S3 we are at the 'looking for direction' step and we are half way though that side since Jan exist and nearly every episode has Anne mention that she is very much still looking for portal options.
Between this and S2, S3 arguably has a slightly more urgency since it does show Anne still trying to progress but after the museum episode where she faced burn out from doing it so much she's back on taking it easier while still at least trying. We've been on the same adventure track line where Anne shucked off Sasha's near death after a few episode(s).
The track hasn't changed, pacing has though.