My biggest concern was that there is already a sickening amount of stuff out there that is drawn/made purely to depict idols being assaulted/raped as a subversive sub-culture to idol culture. So seeing this used for a title that - while I find idol material utterly unwatchable - has been a better representation of its genre, was pretty chilling. The fact so many people find it funny disturbs me even more.
I honestly hadn't come across any of these Biden/LL! mash-up pics - I did see an Obama/Nico mash-up pic once that was really well-done (Obama was making a hand-pose similar to the Nico Nico Nii so that was amusing).
So anyway, I looked up "Joe Biden Love Live!" on Google, and... yeah, these are very creepy. I can't help but admire the photoshop skill in blending 2D animated characters with real life people in photographs, and doing it so seamlessly, but yeah, I also have to agree with you on how these pics are creepy and disrespectful to the LL! girls.
His highs include the epic Macross: Do You Remember Love? movie, which really was the benchmark and trigger for series getting a movie. Macross Zero - a lot is good about it but a lot kind of never gets resolved or is very bewildering. Macross Frontier - don't even get me started....
The underlying issue with Kawamori is you can't expect a coherent story for the long haul.
My issues with Acquarion EVOL largely related to the love quadrilateral in it. IIRC, Okada's writing impacted that more than Kawamori's did.
Basically, I think that Okada's approach to romance is a bit heavy-handed for a mecha show. It might work in something like True Tears, but it can overwhelm the story a bit if mecha action/conflict is supposed to be a key part of the story.
That being said, I'm not *that* familiar with Kawamori's work in general.
You know, I honestly do miss the fun/flashy sort of mecha shows that you tend to get with shows like Aquarion EVOL and Valvrave. Yeah, they can be dumb sometimes, and their character/romance handling is often far less than perfect, but they're also very amusing and enjoyable rides (most of the time) and make for great "water cooler/shooting the breeze" talk.
So thanks for the heads-up on the upcoming Aquarion sequel. I'll definitely be looking forward to it (though I hope Kawamori calls the shots more than Okada this time, presuming both are still involved).