Gaara getting revived was the gayest plot twist in the series.
Chiyo was so much cooler than him, hell she should have taken his Kazekage spot.
It was mostly the girls of the village who liked Gaara and the council said there were villagers who didn't trust Gaara.
Suna Council members said they made Gaara Kazekage so they could keep some control over him. Partly because of Shukaku and partly because he was very strong. Even Baki was wondering if Gaara might lose some control.
Losing Shukaku probably made Gaara weaker. And the ability to control sand originally came from Shukaku.
gaara is no where neer the strongest and thats a fact plain and simple and you should know you read the manga(diedara beat him with c1 and he sdaid it was hard not killing him with that).
and as for the shukaku removal the only thing you can deffenetly say for sure is that gaara wont be able to draw on the shukakus chakra but he only ever does tht when he creates his sand forms so as for that no one can rwearly tell if he is weaker because like yamato said to naruto his true strenghth lies in himself not by using his biijuu. i belive tht when a biijuu is sealed its powers are permenent for the hoast because the biijuus need them to live or therll die( naruto fast healing was used without tapping in to the kyubiis chakra allong with gaaras ultimate defence because the biijuus needed the jinchurikis to survive>
hmm i wonder what obitos doing right now.... decomposing and smelling up the joint i gess coz hes dead!!