Animation, movie and cultural studies geek with a B.A. of Arts from Germany.
"Stop-frame is like live music, played on traditional instruments, compared to a studio recording using the finest instruments in the world, all the latest technology and some electronic instruments. The latter is more polished, more perfect, bigger, better, showier - but maybe lacks humanity. Stop-frame [or any other traditional animation technique] is much less perfect, muss less polished, unrepeateable, inaccurate - in a word human.
It all depends on whether the audience care or not about humanity."
(Peter Lord of Aardman Animation)