You dropped it less than a third of the way in and didn't get any resolution? Shocking.
Indicative of the "written for the trade" mentality of writers and readers of the last decade..
This book is how it SHOULD be, and how it used to be done.. seed your arcs with future plot pieces, and come back to them at a later point. Not every plot point has to be a 6 issue story arc that is wrapped up neatly so they can sell a TPB.
Hickman's run is full of ideas and plot points spinkled throughout. It's meant to be looked at as a whole run, not individual issues or arcs. He writes for the big picture.
Granted, it's understandable that with prices being what they are that may not be everyone's cup o' tea.. but if even the biggest Hickman hater like Chap can come around on it, I think it's worth the investment.