Well I've read SC event was meant to end more devastating, with much more deaths (Iceman and Rachel among them) and other twists (Havok, Rachel and Polaris returning home and survivors joining Remender's X-force as the result) that never happened in the end.
Anyway, I always thought SC should have been much more destructive than it was, I mean what was the point of Decimation if 97% of the characters survived this experience? I'm not even talking about the supposedly "editorial mandate" of cleansing the franchise out of the countless number of characters?
Basically, with a few dispositions, we have THE SAME characters running the show, just as they had pre-Decimation. I say FAIL.