I agree with pretty much everything Allyn Gibson
said there, including your predictions for next issue.
On the other hand, I loved seeing Emma Frost getting some long overdue bitch slaps!
18 by Kieron Gillen is a really good supplement to the event. It finally shows what happen to Peter and Illyana after losing the Phoenix and how Good-Lord-Bat-Shit-Crazy poor Illyana is, even without the Phoenix.
Also, a kind of chilling bit showing Scott and Emma having a luxurious dinner on the mental plane ("prepared" by Emma by mining the memories of others) while their bodies engage in pitched battle with Avengers.
Well, well, well worth picking up if you weren't planning to.