>an amateur and insisted on using amateur tools, which is why the animation sucked
I disagree, it's not the tools, but the user/artist that matters, and the proof is in the fact that when they went to a "professional" tool like Maya with Volume 4, the animation got worse. Sure the models looked better, and it had better lighting overall, but the animation was stiff and sometimes non-existing. There are also plenty of great animations done in Blender, even if it's not an industry standard tool, so it's really not the program that matters, but how you use it. Monty knew how to use, whatever he used, and made some cool fight scenes.
Furthermore, while it is true that he was an amateur, as he did not have an arts degree, nor did he take animation courses at University, as he was self-taught, he did have some talent and could make some good fight scenes, so I hope you are not using "amateur" as a derogatory term, since all drawfags here are probably all amateurs as well.
>And that was it.
I liked the music
, especially during fight scenes, and it's the only thing that is still somewhat good even with modern RWBY.
With all that said, was RWBY a good show? No. Was it overall well animated? No, they had to cut a lot of corners, especially in Volume 1, but the fights were well animated, and that is what matters. Did it have potential to be a good show? Maybe, I think every bad show/movie/book had the potential to be good, so that's not saying much.