Let me get this straight: literally the only reason you guys obsess about KyoAni and claim it will save anime is because their shows look pretty?
>those empty spaces
Well, at least you include Yuuko.
I'd say the key feature of anime is thast it's animated. It's kinda in the name. So yeah, the fact that KyoAni are one of the only studios with consistently great animation instantly puts them leagues beyond the vast majoritry of studios.
But besides that, they've also produced some absolutely superb shows over their mere decade of productive existence that have influenced the entire medium.
Its because they have the most talented staff in the industry.
Yamada specializes in female characters and their interactions
Ishihara is their comedy director, but can get serious when he needs too.
Takemoto likes boys