I don't know if this has been thrown out there yet, but I have been thinking that maybe what 4kids is doing to One Piece is to mock us, the more hardcore fans. They showed a fully translated decent opening theme and changed it to a really poorly written rap song.
It seems as if they go to extremes to put in obscure and pointless edits when they can do more tasteful editing. I think it was the reaction the community had when it was announced.
Then again, they could just be that crazy. :unsure: