I still prefer Tonics and Philters over Weaponized Garganta (weaponized meaning they're turned into an ability usable in the midst of combat).

Maybe it's just bad memories of Von Geister in the last game so easily going "can't touch me 'cause of that Garganta that absorbed your blast".

Anyways, as to the Ichigo discussion:
Kuroi's right. Black hole in place of normal romantic understanding. Not just feelings; he can't even pick up on such things for others. It's blindingly obvious Orihime has a huge thing for him still.

What does she need to do? Be sitting on his bed ready, willing, and able to go (clothing optional)? Grab him and kiss him in public? Heaven only knows.