Age of Ultron 6 finally gave us an idea of what the story finally is going to be about. Bendis defends the pacing of the first half of the story by saying the shock ending...
...would have been "unearned" without the long set-up. Whatever. Maybe now we'll get somewhere with this.
I'm not reading the series, but I find that hilarious because it's well enough documented that the "long set-up" is what the story was supposed
to be when it was supposed to be originally published a year ago. All Bendis has done is graft another story onto the end of something else.