Indeed, his dome is shiny, but he's not bound to a wheelchair, thank God. He is spry and mobile. Seth's X-Mansion is located in Westchester County, but it's probably smaller and may not contain an aircraft hangar. The real life leader of the X-Men operates numerous Danger Rooms, from Krypton Community College to Squidoo to Seth's Blog, where his students can practice before getting down to the business of doing the work.
The real Professor X communicates with thousands of mutants everyday, seemingly without fail through the Internet, the contemporary equivalent of telekinesis. He is able to influence the psychological, physical and economic systems of thousands of individuals, with simply his thoughts (and the latest Mac version of Cerebro).
Professor X attempted to work with them to get them to realize that they could do great things with their powers, if they could just learn to control themselves. He founded Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters to encourage the mutants to explore their gifts. The resistance the X-Men experienced was profound. But along the way, the heroes I love learned to deal with it.