I never noticed that but you're right and it's a good point.I also loved that every arc was a new spin on some of the major X-men arcs. The Sentinel arc, the Shiar arc, Wolverine arc, Magneto arc, and even a apocalyptic future arc. The "Here Comes Tomorrow" arc is still my favorite arc.
Nano-monkeys eh?Especially when he was revealed as "healing" others through the control of nano-sentinels in their blood stream. I just think that New X-Men was the absolute X-Men story.