It was a holy shit moment for me because I was fully expecting Scott to die in this, I've said as much before in the thread. This is entirely different. Guy was right regarding Bendis getting all the impact in this issue, Aaron might be writing the finale, but this is what everyone is talking about. This issue doesn't make up for a lackluster series, but it does start to formulate what we know about Marvel Now and what happens to Scott (although it doesn't explain the cover to All New X-Men, unless that was meant to be misdirection of some kind).
Carol not being in her Captain Marvel costume is just one of many inconsistencies in this book, really a minor one, but one nonetheless. It's been unclear when exactly in the timeline this book takes place considering we've had other major stuff happen around it while it's going on (such as Doc Ock trying to take over the world!!!).