The post title accurately describes what the world of the X-Men under Brian Bendis’ run has been like. No significant activity, no progressive change, no real villains, lingering plot thread and the like. Grant Morrison’s three-year-run of New X-Men was absolutely phenomenal, and single-handedly revived the series from the oblivion that was mainstream creativity in the late 90’s. Then Marvel mis-managed it to hell. Bendis is a amazing and well rounded writer (has written my favorite run on Daredevil ever), but the best circumstances would allow him is to bring the franchise back to a place more akin to a way-station. To be repaired, given some rest, and made to wait for someone to take it somewhere great again. This article from the A.V. Club makes for a great summary of what’s happened to the heroes in the last fifteen years.