9 issues. We're talking two different things though.
I for the longest time thought your complaints centered around the fact that Rise of the Third Army led immediately into Wrath of the First Lantern, same as Trinity War into Forever Evil. I could understand that complaint.
But because he uses stories to set up further stories? I certainly hope you level that same criticism at Marvel, because I think they do the same thing. Also, pretty much every comic book company ever.
Blackest Night to War of the Green Lanterns ends to Sinestro agent of Oa, to Simon Baz, to the Third Army to Wrath of the Green Lanterns.
Each time every ending was just filler to the next thing. and the last few were all events that spanned 3+ books.
Johns has forgotten what and ending is. He thinks just because a series is ongoing no story should ever have a resolution and it should all just keep ballooning endlessly.
And he's doing the same shit through 2 Justice League series, a Vibe series and I'm not sure what else now.