are you currently reading X-23? i used to not give a crap about her until she was in X-Force, and then she started growing on me, so i gave her solo title a shot, and it's actually really smart writing. X's and gambit's interaction is great. Plus, the sinister connection!!! (love that mad scientist mo-fo!)
I read the first arc and then dropped it because I’m reading way too much right now. But man, you just mentioned Gambit and Sinister, two of my faves. So it looks like I will have to track those issues down!