Whatever complaints exist to be levied against the show (and there are many valid complaints), one of the things that it did best was the subtle pacing of Kobayashi and Tohru's relationship. It did not portray any heated romance a direct end-goal, but that open-ended aspect of their situation is what provided impact for those quiet, salient, little introspective moments which broke the hectic shenanigans that occurred from episode to episode.
Chaining all of those little moments together would drain their impact by removing all of the fluff. The fluff is quite crucial because it provides an opaqueness to the series' moments and allows the quiet moments to surprise people. Likewise, if those moments didn't exist, the show would be unbearably grating with nothing but goofy dragon antics interfering with daily life in a check-list sort of manner for 13 episodes.
tl;dr Kobayashi and Tohru's relationship is a genuine sort of love (between unexpected friends) which helps provide a welcome continuity and flow to an otherwise interchangeable collection of silly events.Fuck the guy who made 2 videos totaling 30+ minutes about Maidragon because I (like most anyone) can say everything that needs to be said about it in under four. It's not a bad series and there are bits to learn from it,
but there's no need to dwell on it forever (even if I maybe want to).