Back to the bridal mysticism thing again.
After reading The Heidelberg Disputation and Freedom of a Christian in tandem for my Luther class, another point struck me regarding how Luther is rejecting the Platonic-Augustinian desire-mysticism. Not only are we not attractive to God (i.e., we bring sin and death to the mystical marriage of faith!), but Christ isn't attractive to us! After all Isaiah says to regarding him: "he had no form or majesty that we should look at him, and no beauty that we should desire him" (Isaiah 53:2).
Luther notes in thesis 4 of the Heidelberg Disputation that God's works always appear unattractive, but are nevertheless eternal merits. Hence, we receive Christ through the hearing of faith contrary to the vision of beauty and love, as the Platonic-Augustinian tradition would have it.
After all, for love to be primary, there must be a primacy of vision in the divine-human relationship. Love desires and pursues that desire (i.e., the works of the law). Faith hears and patiently receives. Faith hears and believes against external appearance.