Yep and really important shift changes in production:
However, writing styles have changed over time, and the 80s/90s Saturday morning cartoons are not known for quality writing.
+Like the move from episodic to serialized shows.
+Shows being produced for actual storytelling, plot, and character development's sake and NOT just mere selling cheap, garbagy toys to kids.
+Production budgets are generally much higher with this generation of series than back than.
The emotional range of children's shows goes far beyond: good guys (GI Joe) fights bad guys, Cobra; good guys (Heman and the gang) fight bad guys, Skeletor; Transformers fight Decepticons; etc.... This generation of shows push their shows to appeal to many gender variations.
Yes. There are still shonen style, fantasy, and/or Scifi battle series being created. And yes, there are also shonen style, fantasy, and/or Scifi series also being created badly. There are shows created just to sell merchandise to kids: pick any card-based battle series.
Needless to say, I'm not looking forward to JGoldman's Evangelical Bible Thumping Teenage Mutant Turtles knockoff series. That's a nightmare, I'd prefer not realized.
There was a time, I worried about JGoldman being a potential furry. He spent a lot of a2k asking about talking, anthropomorphized animals as heroes series. An Evangelical version of one of these series would be trainwreck to experience.