I grew up a cartoon junkie. But, I lost interest in TV cartoons some years back. I do hope you are right that they are better.
I admit to a prepubescent cartoon addiction too. I couldn't drag myself out of bed during the week but on Saturday mornings me and my bro would be in front of the tv at 5.30 in the morning waiting for 6 hours of continuous cartoonies. Cool McCool, Top Cat, Rocket Robin Hood, Space Ghost, Astro Boy et bloody al. If only I'd used that time learning another language or piano.
I still like the Simpsons and Futurama. Not as enamoured with the various 'ripoffs' that the Simpsons spawned. Haven't been exposed to his spongeness. I used to love Duckman too. And that weird cartoon with a little dog and a big dog and the little dog is always going to conquer the world. Didn't see too many Ren & Stimpey's but that seemed OK.
Note to self: 'Get life'.