Yea...I don't get the show anymore. Macross, the original, was a space opera that dealt realistically with the consequences of war and took a look at what might happen when bio-weapons grew into their own species.
Then we had Macross: DYRL, really good animation, similar storyline...
Then M2 at least tried to continue some sort of realistic thing?
M7 got really weird.
M+ was awesome! Realistic, a human story. An exploration of three (four?) people, haunted by their pasts and forced to confront them again.
M0 was...well, it tried. It was neat for like maybe 35-50% of the time, the rest of it was preachy and annoying.
Then Macross Frontier took M7 and got weirder.
It just seems like with every iteration they're doubling down on the "music as a weapon", forgetting the whole "culture shock" aspect of it (which would be interesting to explore today with how we deal with other radically different cultures) and is becoming more and more like a cartoon that's meant to sell toys and pander to young boys.
Which, I mean...it probably always has been, but at least at the beginning it felt like there was depth. What is it now but a technicolor light show with cool fighter jets?
EDIT: Also there's this: http://www.animemaru.com/harmony-gold-to-adapt-macross-delta-as-robotech-spin-off/
Robotech: Songstress Squad. Also, apparently they aquired the M0 and Frontier rights, if this article is to be believed.