Problem was never about "moe"
Since the beginning "moe" was there, together with kawaii, food scenes, schoolgirl hijinks, mechas and many others anime tropes
Problem, almost like cartoons, is how they stopped animating and producing it on pencil. Making the overall result looking generic, and without any heart.
Now everything has GRITTY filters or 3D everywhere. Same can be said about the constant on-model look, and flat action. Just look for yourself, a bomb can explode and the clothes of the characters, or anything on background, will never move. Only COOL effects will show up.
The exactly opposite happens in the 80's. Everything was fluid, even if sometimes campy and frequently reusing scenes.
A friend recommended "Madoka" because it had "good animation" and I got shocked. Shitty was terrible. Shady filters everywhere, bad 3D every "serious" scene and really boring flat fighting scenes. The girls have long hair, dresses, and all the magical girls set, and still nothing ever moves but their mouths.