These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
"The site prides itself on covering as broad a range of fiction as possible, emerging as a sometimes fascinating form of populist, open-access media scholarship. In theory, this would make it the perfect place to cover lost gems of animation, but in practice it has many blind spots. There is little discussion about (Jan) Svankmajer or YuriNorstein, while juvenile mediocrities such as Disney’s Gargoyles are treated as masterpieces on a par with the television dramas of DennisPotter and DavidSimon. TV Tropes has a page devoted to what it calls the Animation Age Ghetto, which gives a reasonable if scattershot overview of the subject. The page’s “examples” section, however, consists in large part of people filibustering about how their favorite superhero cartoons never caught on. The main reason that most of these cartoons never attracted adult audiences, of course, is that they are simply not for adults. That’s not to say that there’s anything wrong with having guilty pleasures. The humorist Stephen Fry summed things up well: a fan of Doctor Who, he commented that “every now and again we all like a chicken nugget.” As he continued, however, "If you are an adult you want something surprising, savory, sharp, unusual, cosmopolitan, alien, challenging, complex, ambiguous, possibly even slightly disturbing and wrong. You want to try those things, because that’s what being adult means." The ever-enthusiastic geek demographic certainly does not see animation as being merely for children. But it suffers from an inverted snobbery, with more inventive or experimental animation dismissed as “pretentious” or “arthouse”, and from a view of the medium that is built largely on nostalgia for beloved childhood cartoons. Even dedicated animation enthusiasts can overlook much of the best work which is out there: perhaps it is in human nature for audiences to stick to the films which they think they might enjoy rather than try anything new."
Ensemble Darkhorse: Jerry is generally considered the more intelligent one of the two people who ran the site.
Internet Backlash: To the point where the Cartoon Brew forum thread on here is now locked.
His no-less-than-five articles about Glen Keane's resignation from Disney Animation Studios have become annoying, but has driven Keane farther into the spotlight for fans, and they are all clamouring for Keane to produce his own project that will knock Disney out of the park!
The layoffs and bankruptcies of animation studios have gotten so common to the point where CB now provides a disclaimer at the end of every one of these kinds of posts, detailing where and how to report these stories to them.
Jumping the Shark: After Jerry's departure, some thought the site will now be nothing but angry rants courtesy of Amid. The other new writers arguably balance it out, though.
The Scrappy: Lets just say most of the trope entries that were removed because of complaining were about or related to Amids posts. Also, both of the sites entries on the DMOS page are about posts he made. Although, with Jerry no longer on the site, readers may now have to deal with Amid!
Vocal Minority: Many of the site's rants against the current state of the animation industry are actually far and in-between.