I read the article and, yes, the title is misleading. The author seems to be harping on the primitive special effects back when television was still in it's early age and without CGI. blah, blah, blah
Now, I do agree with the actual title of the article in that I believe we're becoming much better critics when it comes to show quality. I watched all the cartoons and tv shows: A-Team, Transformers, Thundercats, He-man, Smurfs, The Fall Guy, GI Joe, etc, etc, etc. and I thought they were the coolest things I have ever seen. I had the toys, the backpack, the lunchbox (with thermos) and all of the school supplies that my parents would get me. But I've gone back and watched a couple of episodes on YouTube and they definitely aren't up to the quality that are by today's standards and what I remember them to be.
Watch an episode of Spongebob Squarepants and then go try to sit through one episode of Voltron. The technology hasn't changed much in that they're both hand-drawn animations, but the storyline, scene direction and smoothness of the animation is far better. Case in point, when my younger brother was in elementary school, I showed him an old episode of He-man and he thought it was the dumbest thing he ever saw. And this was less than 10 years ago. At his age, I would see an episode and afterward I'd run outside to go play He-man with my buddies.
I've seen the sweet lion box-sets of Voltron at Best Buy and have thought about buying one, but then I remember that my memories are probably far better than the actual show so I put it back knowing that if I watch it, it would completely ruin it for me. That and I save money too!