He was the original Bendis - each event led into the next, and I don't think he ever concluded a subplot!Lobdell had kept all of the X-titles pretty fresh and interesting under his watch. X-tinction Agenda, Fatal Attractions, Age of Apocalypse, Phoenix Covenant, Operation Zero Tolerance. These are all amazingly plotted and orchestrated events...
I thought he had some good issues in there, and some interesting ideas, but it never felt like it was going anywhere. It's a problem I often have with his books - they just meander until he leaves or it gets canceled, or a new artist joins and there's a change in direction, and then it meanders again.
Uncanny X-Men, Generation X, Wildcats... all suffered from it.
He often talks about how he doesn't believe in planning stories out in advance - I think he may do each issue as it comes - and although I can take or leave long term plans, I think he and his readers would be better served if he did it a bit more.
I've already dropped Teen Titans and Superboy due to this, and Redhood survives due to Rocafort.
But as I said before, I'll give him a go on Superman. Rocafort draws a good Supes, and Lobdell will at least give us a more colourful support cast.