Popular consensus in the X-fandom seems to be that at some point in the 1990's, the quality of the line and its writing dropped off significantly. What is less agreed upon however, is when exactly that drop off in quality took place.
From what I've seen the most popular answers are:
- When Claremont leaves
- When the Image guys leave
- After the Age of Apocalypse
- After Lobdell leaves/the start of Seagle's run
Maybe you agree with one of these takes, or you have your own specific pinpoint for when the books got back. Maybe you have an especially hot take, like the drop off in quality is overstated and you enjoyed all of the 90's, or the line got bad even before the 90's started.
Whatever your answer is, I'd be interested in reading your thoughts on the matter. Bonus points if you also identify a point when the line got back to being good, either in the 90's or after.