Why is anime so poorly animated?

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I'm talking about the actual smoothness of animation, the frames per second. It is shit. Almost all the time, it is shit. Even when the show itself is good and the art is good and the concepts are good, they only seem to be able to muster like 5 frames per second. It's not as noticeable when characters are just standing around talking, but in action scenes you can really tell.

See also: animated crowds of people (all motionless except for like 2), vehicles being "slid" along in the background like paper cutouts, etc...

Japan: Why won't you pay for decent quality animation? Even the shittiest western cartoons look smooth.