I'll keep saying this until it sticks
It's not, nor has it ever been anime is inherently better than western animation, that plainly isn't true. It's that western animation has stagnated, hell it's worse than that, right now it actively regressing as an artform. Mostly because of incompetent fuckwits, who think artists should be in charge of writing and improve is the funniest goddamn thing ever because "it's real".
Anime has its share of problems too, but at the very fucking least it wants to keep inching forward and often does. At least it tries to appeal to more demographics than children and adults with the mentalities of children.
It's not even just the actual animation, but the writing too. SU's plot is fucking atrocious by anyone with the slightest amount of analysis skill, but was praised for simply having the "idea" of a plot and not just being episodic fluff like most cartoons, Star Vs. has the same problem with slightly better.
It legitimately saddens me to see Western Animation in this state, yeah anime is better but I'm proud of that. It's not even a fight anymore, it one entering the ring, while the other shit in it's pants and fell down the stairs while getting lost to the ring.
Shows like Courage and Batman TAS straight up cannot exist anymore, that should be soul crushing to anyone who cares about the medium.