Thanks all for the feedback. I am definitely leaning towards Gold and will prob start picking it up or by the time Legacy arrives. I get that its safe, but honestly, nostalgia is what I am riding on right now, at least to start, especially when so much is different - Claremont was my formative years, so I don't see it as a negative, comfort food is a great term for it. Besides, I've actually literally just pulled out Morrisons X-men 114-154 run to re-read anyway lol. Seems like Marvel is generally down, so will see how this all shakes out.
I did not know that Astonishing was a limited run, so thanks for that tip as well. Will keep an eye on Cable. I don't think I want to jump in on it right now, just interested based on the Legacy solicitations of a new team.
Some of you mentioned Marvel unlimited. Between some available trades on Amazon Prime and a free tryout of Comixology unlimited during a recent trip I am definitely onboard. Still, I have to pull the old man 'get off my lawn you dang kids and your ipads' card and say that I'll still need to get some core books on paper, and with the free digital codes these days it is the best of both worlds.