I'm agree this whole saga is interesting because of the very different roles each X-Men Universe character has taken in this stories, however I don't feel the hype as much others because I'm not an X-Men Universe expert.
I see tons of characters that I don't know and several different stories that occur at the same time that makes me dizzy.
KIND OF SPOILER ALERT The one thing is giving me a whole lot of problems is that, now that I'm done with volume 1 and 2, I feel that the whole saga I bought is rather incomplete. I tought I was going to be able to appreciate and see Charles Xavier's murder, and the machination behind it. I thought I was going to have a retrospective fantastic story of how Weapon X (aka Wolverine) rescue Jean Grey from the pits, and witness the fantastic showdown between him and Cyclops and know exactly how Weapon X lose a hand and Cyclops an eye. END OF SPOILER ALERT
I mean, this is not the only issue I haven't seen... there are a few others, but with minor importance. Still I think I haven't got anything exiting that makes me think I made the right choice by getting these books.
I'll start book 3 today, and I hope I'll be impressed, otherwise I'll be selling my copies without even think it.