I think what Butch is trying to call out are the similar ways new shows have been produced.
Deepest Lore is... by all means, a meme that truly sparked with AT's genesis as a series. Many shows have tried over the years to be deep, complex, and amazing... only to fall at the side because it wasn't hip to get invested. Sadly, only AT has managed to bring into the limelight this beautiful thing... only for it to be beaten to death. Modern "lore" is just a crutch to support shows, and often handled with the delicate touch and care of a steel hammer slamming down.