I don't care if it's Phoenix Saga or no Phoenix Saga, Angel or no Angel...they need to bring that cast back by any means necessary. Singer leaving sucks ass, but they could certainly do worse with the replacement. Xavier being played by someone else besides Stewart after the first two films...ugh.
And please let this be the last one. If they keep doing them, one is going to suck eventually.
I finally caught up with the DVR'd episodes. Charlotte breaking bad is fun, and you're right about the show keeping the plots at a nice gallop. Instead of the usual slow scenes of brooding intensity, we're getting choices and deeds.