Being an Eastern European I watched it way later as an adult. Absolutely loved the highschool drama part of it (just how I imagined when I saw a few western shows as a kid). My least favorite season is S4 for this reason. Too much superheroing. Great new casual outfits though.
As for the waifus Kitty, Rogue, Jean and female
Nightcrawler was pretty hot. Before I watched I thought I will be a Rougefag but Kitty stole my heart right away.>>111456901
She was better with her original hair.