Thanks for the link, it's always good to see some cool animator work.
However, I wouldn't say Toon-boom is a good reference for an animation software.
From my point of view, toon-boom (and previously Flash) is actually the cause for what you call "lifeless saturday morning crap", as they are missing the good drawing tools necessary to draw good animation… the few commercial animation software I've seen producing good results are Retas (99,9% of asian anime are done with it, awesome unique vector inking tools)) and TVPaint (more traditional-like renders, raster based).
Even John K. on his last blog entry, complains he never found a good drawing software. I bet he never tried those …
Anyway it's always good to spread the word about Synfig to any animation community. Go Synfig!