At least Ichihime got development where it mattered and was due. NH WISHES they had that, and SS had such negativity and toxicity to it and yet all of that was swept under the rug so *bam* they are married now and we're supposed to accept it as is? Ichihime is an INFINITELY BETTER romance and seems stable and loving compared two these forced marriages that have no heart or soul, forget about the romance. Don't get me wrong, Ichiruki has always seemed to be the more likely option and the best one truth be told but Kubo did not seem to see what the fans see obviously, for some reason. But again at least Ichihime is believable and solid, and it is ultimately the writer's job to ensure that if they are including relationship building into romance with their writing. Kubo got that right at least. Kishi did not deliver except on NaruSaku but that was thrown to the wayside
Yeah while I thought Ichigo and Rukia had way better chemistry, they at least built up Orihime and Ichigo. Though I hate Rukia ended up with Renji.