^That is exactly the reason that I don't read the comics. Too complicated. Too many crossovers and stories happening in multiple titles.
You make it sound like they're pumping out 12 X-Men movies a year that one MUST see in order to understand the other.
1 or 2 a year isn't exactly tough to keep up with, and they don't have to be "must sees" to understand the others, I'm sure.
Did the last Wolverine movie REALLY connect to the last X-Men movie, for example? Not at all.