In recent memory it seems that there are many out there who easily claim that "God is love"... and that's enough.
The statement in itself is true, but we forget that the context of that statement is made when the concept was new. In other words, it isn't the be all end all of God.
If anything we should come with the starting point in today's society that God is MORE than love. Though love is prominent on the cross, so is justice, mercy, hope, holiness, omnipotent, etc.
To think of God any less is to belittle the complex and wonderful incomprehensibility of God. God is more than we often want to see Him be.