Outside of Wolverine, cause I was getting just his book, the X-Men as a whole were on my periphary. The Inferno crossover was also my single biggest exposure to them. Although I did get the initial first few issues of X-Force, can't recall if that was before or after Inferno. Point is I wasn't a solid X-reader in the 80's.
The 90's is also when I gave them my longest stretch of a chance.
I'm not an active reader now either. I did check out portions of Curse of the Mutants, vampires was too cool to not check in on it.