In the immortal words of Dave Matthews: So much to say, so much to say, so much to say, so much to say!
1 - How did I not notice that the UPC symbol started showing up on the cover? And I call myself a UPC fan?! (If you must know, I checked and its first appearance on an X-Men book was just last issue (#99). Go ahead and wheel that fact out to amaze your friends, when there is a lull in dinner conversation!)
2 - This cover made me, for some reason, really aware of the X-Men's feet. It's kinda interesting how each costume is so unique that one might be able to tell which X-Man one were looking at, solely by looking at their feet ... if one were a foot fetishist.
2a - It also made me think about how gross it is that Beast has to be barefoot all the time, to make use of his prehensile toes. They often visit New York City, people! How was this not a bigger plot-point in many of these comics?! "Have fun in the Danger Room, guys ... I'm off to scour my feet with bleach ... again!"
3 - To say "AT LAST -- The spectacular 100th issue" is a BIT misleading. Remember how the series was originally cancelled, after issue #66? Well, after that, they continued to run a bunch of reprints until the series came back - but they kept numbering them consecutively! (So, there was an issue #67, but it was just a reprint of issue #13!) Therefore, this is REALLY issue #74, but "AT LAST! ISSUE 74!" doesn't have the same ring.
Suck it up. Suck it up. Suck it up.