I am fully aware that Ghibli films have a lot in common with Disney. However, they are both heavily rooted in two very different cultures, so there are bound to be quite a few fundamental differences (and there are). What I was getting at is that Miyazaki films should be judged by different standards than other anime since we can't really compare Laputa or Totoro to, say, Monster and Legend of the Galactic Heroes.
While I can what looks to be a preference towards more mature seinen titles, I don't see why Ghibli should be reprimanded for targeting a more general audience. Of course, I suppose everyone has their own views on things.
I do agree with the character designs, though. It's like every single one of Miyazaki's heroines is a reincarnation of Nausicaa. Gets annoying after a while.