And you should thank him.
Did you watch that crossover?
Any scene that didn't have Barry/Flash in it was utter shit. Straight down the fucking tubes. Like oh, this is the material that usually goes down here, how droll. THANK YOU FLASH
I'd say the thing about Flash is it's not fully wrapped and centered around it. Even though it's still there. Romance in general becoming the main focal point, with other 'major' arcs and stories weaved into it. Almost makes those seem secondary and not as important, which it should be.
When romance is not the main focal point, but still weaved into the story. That's where it goes onto the whole 'less is more' dig.