It seems like a lot of people aren’t aware of Crystal’s troubled production. They assume that it has the same budget, sponsoring, and support that the 90s anime did. On the posts where I’ve elaborated that Crystal is an ONA (original net animation) that has a much lower budget as a consequence of not airing on TV (depriving it of sponsors), many people usually express their surprise, saying that they had no idea what the real situation was.
A lot of people are harsh towards Crystal because they think the animators have the means to make higher-quality animation but just choose not to. In reality, the animators are working on a very tight budget and need to cut corners and save money whenever they can. Many people are also unaware of the common practice in the animation industry where initial animation is cleaned up, edited, and sometimes even entirely redrawn in the BD/DVD releases. In fact, we’ve already seen some improvements in animation between the episodes and the Moon Pride video. The animation we see when we watch a new episode isn’t necessarily the final product; we should expect lots of touch-ups.
I really wish this information would become more widely known!