Initially I saw it as just a gimmick, then I gave it a chance believing they would actually do something interesting with Hope for once. BUT I should have known better with the Avengers movie on the horizon they were not going to drag them through the mud.
The Avengers seem to be winning all the fights so far even if not really by any real intelligence or feat of strength themselves. Instead we have all the mutants falling to moral dilemmas and general concern for others while the Avengers happily take the cheap-shot and call it a win. If anything I see the Avengers as just becoming bigger and bigger jerks as this arc plays through.
For what it's worth I wanted to see Cap on his knees mind controlled as Scott pops his head off, Colossus/Juggernaut holding Luke Cage in place while they put a plastic bag over his head, and Warlock laying the trans-mode virus on Iron Man...but that is just me looking at what is actually there on the table.
I will keep reading this train wreck but I have little hopes for it at the moment.