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Okay, you're retarded because
1) You say the industry is pandering more to the "otaku crowd" when that's clearly shit. While it still has a LONG ways to go, anime has gotten more popular not just in Japan but... fucking everywhere. The much wider variety of shows these days speaks for itself, let alone stuff like Code Geass and GL whose fanbase is significantly female if not the majority. Whether that's good or bad is another matter entirely.
2) >old anime = justified its exsistence with a little bit of plot and some great action sequences
Lolno. Old anime action sequences used the same collection of frames on more than one occasion almost without fail. If that wasn't enough to keep the budget in line, you had recap episodes. THAT'S something you don't see as much these days, and thank fucking technology for that.
3) >Nowdays = pantyshot after pantyshot, indecisive characters whom only loser otaku can sympathize with, coupled with glaringly bad episodes about nothing.
HEY, CAN WE LOOK AT WHAT THE SO-CALLED EXAMPLES OF "GOLDEN-AGE ANIMATION" are? Aside from the mecha, the pictures provided are... oh I don't know, FANSERVICE? You retard, fanservice is a concept that has been in anime for a long time and although some aspects of it have changed (dropping references, etc.) the T&A portion is as tried and true as ever. Loser characters have always been there as well, and if it wasn't a guy like that leading the harem it was some pervert who acted like he never ejaculated in his life. It wasn't "cool" or "gar" or whatever, it was something that got old fast. As for slice of life... that's simply a matter of taste. Some people like hot-blooded action sequences, other's like more character-driven stuff that can involve scenes of nothing but walking and talking.