The animation really does show it's age but I kind of got used to it as I watch it. The show does have a good storyline. The characters are great. Amuro angsting does get annoying sometimes but he has good reasons to be all angsty.
It was nice to see a lot of stuff that the later gundams series was based off of. Despite the fact the animation is anicent, the battles in the shows were really good, especially the final battle. The final battle does feel like a warzone. I'm now interested to see the UC gundams after watching this one.