Doesn't this always happen? We get bogged down with commercial success stories and many cartoons start to be based off of toys, films, of TV shows. This hits a boiling point until we discover a show that is truly unique.
I think the concept of the Hub is kind of alarming. It's back to the 1980s when shows were produced to push products. This doesn't mean that the shows themselves have to be terrible.
I think the article is a bit alarmist.