I don't have a problem with digital animation or love stories in Gundam. Hell, all the series before 0080 had love stories and I don't feel that's a flaw.
0080 isn't my favorite Gundam series, but it's one of my favorite OVAs. The story is fairly simple and it focuses on what's important in it's story and themes.
It should be required watching for anyone who is going to work on a Gundam series because what it excels at are all the things that have been lacking from the most recent installments.