Indeed. By looks, I liked Fullbring Ichigo. Also, I know it's weaker than his shinigami/Quincy/hollow/Saiyan//Genie parts, but he didn't seem to give a lick about his Fullbring abilities after he got his mock shinigami powers back.
Making fan-fiction characters is against the rules. Boosting or nerfing a character is ok but this is essentially combining two characters, hence fan-fic IMO. I guess it depends on where you draw the line between character boosting and fan fic. Sonata will know what to do.
Hmm, good question. The proper answer would be.........hmmmmm.......He Sucked! Lol the real reason is just because he seemed all around weaker. He lost his flight and his Getsuga became like a match stick blast.