Once again, we get another glimpse of Mystique and her escapades for obtaining cash. It's quite a shallow motivation and very unlike the complex character that is Raven Darkholme. With Bendis, I think we can expect some grander ulterior motives, but it's just not apparent yet when it should be after a couple of issues of plot building with Mystique and her crew. At this point, it's mostly going towards fueling mutant hate, which is quite frankly nothing we haven't seen before.
While the issue as a whole is quite strong, I found that the cliff-hanger ending was a bit melodramatic. I'll shoot myself in the foot if I turn out to be wrong, but I think it's pretty obvious that young Jean Grey is the one that will opting to be join old Cyclops. It just makes sense given the situation, and it would obviously create a huge opportunity for Bendis to capitalize on the dynamics between Emma/Jean/Scott. You're not fooling anyone, dude.
While cliffhangers can be effective when used correctly, this particular usage left me more annoyed than anything, which soured my perception of the entire book a tad bit. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the book, but a stunt like this just wasn't my cup of tea. In any case, All-New X-Men #10 is a nice dramatic exchange between the two opposing X-groups and provides a nice foundation for some juicy events to come.