I think the best place for Hope is to be in a peripheral book. Not because I dislike her, but because at least there I know she'll be treated as a character and not a plot device (hopefully).
Honestly the only times I outright dislike hope is when writers forget about her upbringing and just write her as a generic fiery redhead and/or jean clone. I hope that if she does meet teen jean It's not a big thing or any kind of confrontation. If anything I could see them relating to each other as they were/are both constantly compared to someone they're not, or in Jean's case not yet.