Fair enough. Just that my anime mentor did say that he thought the manga version of ViVid was still decent because of Vivio. And he rarely says that about anything moe. So it must have something going for it.
I would investigate source but I've had to pool a lot of my time into AVCon, League of Legends and Hearthstone lately, along with catching up on anime.
And well, as for shipping wars - meh, I ignore all discussions of anything for a reason.
Unfortunately, Vivid is sorta subpar in an opposite way as Force. It's sort of an exploitative fan service thing that contains a lot of what you have complained about in other works. So I'm not too looking forward to it, but who knows, maybe cooler heads will prevail (aka fuck shippers)