That snooze inducing director is stating the obvious except for the notion that anime has generally always been about selling crap you don’t really need but must have anyway. Back in the past it was to kiddies, now it’s to otaku.
To tell you the truth, I was never a fan of Oshii. Yes, we get, you have a thing for Basset Hounds. I liked the first Patlabor and GITS movie (when stuff was happening outside of characters standing around, not talking directly to reach other and quoting random philosophy lines).
Picture of Akiyuki Shinbo, who’s a much superior director than that of Oshii for given people like me exactly what I want in anime.