It's true, but Riki wanted to let her go, and then comes Komari. What can you expect someone like me to think?
IMO, I think Key is one of the few to be able to pull of something so cheesy with a straight face. But with cynical works like Oreimo running around, it's honestly a nice change of pace for Little Busters to avoid this meta-commercialized crap.
I mean sure, it may seem more intellgient to get more meta about stuff... but then you get Endless Eight.