I'm a well read grad student who's bluntly honest about all things, although I try to be most honest about myself.
Other than an alarming amount of violence against robotic and mechanical entities, this was just amazing. Especially that issue where no one talks: the amount that both Morrison and Quitely get into that one issue is amazing. A lot of visual detail, but you can tell a lot of that detail was in the script. (The script is in the back.)
The U-Men. The buildup of the Xorn storyline. The Phoenix. Scott being in a weird, weird love triangle. Morrison takes everything odd and makes it make sense. He pushes boundaries, and forces the reader to reconsider what they once knew about the X-Men.
And his buildups. He slowly builds up everything without letting the reader know what's happening, and then slams you with his revelations. He's amazing.
I loved almost everything about this. Except what happens to Rover. (Although that scene where Tom calls out for him. That emotionally crippled me all over again!) And I'm not a huge fan of the way Quitely stylizes his art. It's by no means bad, I just find it somewhat aesthetically displeasing. (It's not a contradiction no matter if it seems so. He's technically quite good, I just don't enjoy it very much.)
I wish I had more of Morrison's X-Men.