It seems that it's simply a given that if you ask most X-men fans what the best X-men stories are, they'll almost all pick the works by one or more of these three writers:
and/or Joss Whedon
,and, in my opinion, with good reason. But what if we just take these three as a given? What X-men stories not by these writers stand out as being especially good, or even just special to you? Is there a run by a particular artist you like? or even just a random one off issue that you enjoyed or remember fondly?
I'm really just looking to see a little more variety in one of these polls, so the only rule is that it can't be by one of these three writers.