I don't know the technical terms, but I don't like the "shading", its too flat, the animations could be a little better. I believe this "waiting" will pay off. We are on setup episodes for what is next.
Apparently the anime studio are putting a lot of love in details, small things that we may not be noticing just now. Is a universe where theres a lot going on in background, and even showing all that happens in the novels of webserie would be hard, they are showing some things, hiding others. Maybe we are missing some of the "fluf" that was removed.
I think is on the next episode (24?) where some decisions and stuff are going to become apparent and it will be like a collision of a subaru car against a wall of bricks at 220 km/h.
Meanwhile I have started watching other stuff. :-/