So I watched an episode of My Life as a Teenage Robot and I thought "OH NO! AMERICAN ANIMATION IS DOOMED!", it really was that bad to the point I moped that the entire series was horrible and there was no hope left for cartoons.
Actually I didn't, I warmed up to the series and enjoyed it since apparently optimism and "animation enthusiast" don't go together, and neither does "Anime".
A number of people are aware of Johnks bashing of modern works (while he sells +$100 doodles) and Amids Amidi (from Cartoonbrew) narrow and gloomy mind, lets throw in Thad K while we're at it who ignores modern cartoons while practically hoarding up rare titles for personal profit.
What none of these three relize is that they're causing quite a negative influence in the animation fanbase, it isn't uncommon for a show to have but a 5 minute preview and other animation fans will dismiss the respective clips entire series, this negative influence simply does not bode well with todays 2 second attention sp-OMG SOME1 JUSTSENT ME A MESSAGE!
Yes there aren't that many great cartoons on the tube anymore, I get that. But rather than mope about the present we should look back at previous titles we've missed out on, we should also turn to other animation like works from Japan, while doing so we need to save our money for good animated features and state our opinions of modern shows in a dignified manner----so don't write like me.
But seriously just try to formulate better opinions rather than making your initial reaction determine your overall opinion on a cartoon series, one of the things that separates humans and animals is the very fact that we have opinions, lets keep it that way.