The 80's is my favourite period but I decided to start in the 60's since that was when the X-Men started. It only felt right to start from there and make my way down. It also makes the journey that much more special but I admit the progress is slow and unfortunately eventually it'll get even slower since at one point I will be reading Uncanny X-Men, New Mutants and X-Factor at the same time along with various limited series. I've been asked to review 3 a day but for my that will be very difficult since it takes me about an hour and half to read an issue, write the summary and then my thoughts. With my other writings (I write an X-Men fanfic series and a sci-fi series) and life in general I simply don't have the time.
I know, everything takes time when reading X-Men comics, cause there so much history. I was reading some comics from mid 2000's. I think it was the X-Men series from Chuck Austin all the way to Mike Carey X-Men run. I still haven't finish reading it yet. It doesn't help with the X-Men comics being good now, cause there not much time to read the comics from the past. It was ok when Matt Fraction, Kieron Gillen and Jason Aaron was the X-Men writers. They were terrible and I drop there titles for while. That gave me time to read the titles from the past.
I always say, take your time and work on your own pace.
I think you should write some comic book reviews on comic vine. The detail you put into this thread, could go into a comic book review.