Yeah, but you have to admit that are more plot points that Bleach had in it's whole run. After SS it was pretty much only fight, fight, fight with very few plot suprises and such.
In Air Gear you don't know jack shit about the aligments of anybody, which makes it kinda cool.
Oh well Kururu is on Ikki's side for sure, seeing that Oh! Great actually used Ringo as plot device to put in the Kururu romance.