At any rate it comes yes I do want more from the story. I do want the writer to work hard and I don't get the feeling that Bendis is working very hard on this story. When a character tromps off across the desert to seek a treasure it's an interesting story. When a character tromps off acorss the desert in search of treasure and ignores the fact that he's got a helicopter that can carry him across the desert I call that lazy writing and that is in my opinion what I see here. Going back in time to commit a murder on the off chance that it might makes things better and ignoring all of the other things you can do with a time machine is in my opinion lazy writing. Bendis wanted the scene where Hank is killed, he wants to take the story in another direction and he doesn't want to do any hard work to get there. That is how I see it.
Long live the Fantastic Four
In any event, I don't see how Franklin could have been removed from the board so quickly but then he probably would have ended the story right at the first sign of all these Ultrons emerging from the future.
"...Doom's enemies have not the mettle to challenge him host to host, tooth to nail... As economic and military options fail them, they resort to simple rudeness."
The feeling I get, especially after seeing that panel online from future issue #8... I'm probably wrong, as Bendis said we won't see it coming and everything, but still... After Hank Pym's murder (yes, it was a murder, pure and simple...) Tony Stark decides to take on his work where Hank has left off, as a sort of tribute. And that's where things go sour. Ultron gets to be created, but with Stark's brainpatterns instead of Pym's. And the result is what we have seen in the first five issues, because it's actually Wolverine's actions that have caused Ultron to take over the world in the first place... plus all the good things that Pym did and that now is not around to do.
I could -and probably- be totally wrong about this, but it would be an original twist on things.
Maybe the writer is hoping for a Butterfly effect that redeems Pym by removing certain aspects such as slapping Wasp around and faking the threat that got him booted out (circa Avengers # 230 I think?).
If Wolverine, or anyone else returns to the past to correct Pym's murder, perhaps *that* will overwrite/rewrite the MU. I'm not sure if I could see an example, but it comes to mind that if somehow Pym does not create Ultron... maybe he invents something else, the perfect Toaster-oven, but then he never undergoes the various mental problems, never hits Jan,e tc. etc.
And if perhaps Ultron's non-history really can't be stopped, perhaps it could be altered too; maybe it is someone else who finishes Ultron... but someone not as talented and this Ultron is easier to contain.
Long live the Fantastic Four
So no, he's not arrogant because, contrary to Stark, who thinks himself the best thing since slice bread, Pym actually thinks he's not that great himself and has to prove himself to others all the time. Richards could be called "arrogant" from time to time, as I have seen him belittle others because he's SOOOOOO more intelligent than them...
If you cannot see why they would try this especially Logan then that is on you it is in the books. Sue's grief is in the book when she is looking at the FF on the monitors. It is there you don't have to like it but it is dishonest to pretend it is not there. She is conflicted at least enough to not stop Logan that is a perfectly understandable human response.
To use your example a character looking for treasure in a desert might easily choose to look on foot if they have no idea where it is. Looking for a treasure by copter is not always easier and could lead the character to fly right over it. To have them fly right over the spot where the treasure might be considered lazy since it would be done to get to the treasure quickly and move the story to the next act. It is like when the bad guy stops under the exact tree the good guy is waiting for them to stop under. obviously that happened to move the action along.
I do think Sue knows Reed well enough to know he would be cocky enough to think he could fix his mistakes Stark certainly would, BP, Hank at this point is young enough to think he could fix it I don't see it as a stretch.
But since it's Bendis who's been writing this story, he probably never heard of Dragon Man before... and doesn't really care either.