I'm not trying to start another argument - and if Mister Mankind posts in this thread, please let's just ignore him. I'm just curious to hear what kinds of opinions are out there on the matter.
If it has always been "all about the story," do you feel that, even at the best of times and in the most successful animated films and programs, the stories have actually been all that great? That is to say, what's your opinion of the best, worst and total sum of what animation has typically offered in stories to date? This is considering "story" as a distinct quality from "story-telling," which is a much broader term encompassing many other aspects of film-making.
Like I said, I'm just curious. My only aim in posting this is to read your thoughts on the question.