From the moment I heard about this event I thought OMG you have got to be kidding.
Back in the silver or bronze ages this was a two issue crossover. Now we have dozens of issues to tell a story. Everything I dislike about Marvel these days is encapsulated in this mega event.
It's why I only read a few of the Marvel books that aren't caught up in these unnecessary happenings. And when the throw one of my books into the maelstrom, I drop it for the duration.
Look, I can see why this might appeal to a lot of fans. But for me it is a meaningless, overblown mess where a lot of characters are forced into a story whether they fit or not.
This isn't a writer coming up with a big story, this is an editorial decision that they need a big event and searching for something that can be blown up to fit.
I am posting here because I don't want to wade into the fans on the Marvel boards. And my post would just get lost there anyway.
Thanks for letting me rant.