I wish I could say it was a surprise.
I w ish I could agree that it was a big deal, and a "death of biblical preportions as nwsarama said".
and it might be had Xavier not "died" a couple times already. like someone else said , the most recent time, was , what 3 years ago..?
so, I guess the big question now, is how quickly is he coming back? and by the way we know hes coming back maninly because marvel said hes never coming back..
y'know, we thought Scott was an evil mutant, villainous , peice of crap before...
actually turning one of the original X Men villainous might not be that bad of an idea, its kind of like the original plan when the Distinguished Competition turned Hal Jordan into Parallax.....
All they have to say is that residue of Phoenix energy within Xavier's body regenerated him.
This of course presumes that Cyclops or Hope Summers doesn't use the Phoenix to undo this in the final issues.