I personally consider RWBY 'Fake anime' and by that I mean it's a western animation made to look like the anime style. Think Avatar, Korra, Voltron, ETC. As for it's quality....eeeehhh...
I've never been a huge fan of RWBY, but I'm up to date on everything just to see where it goes. I started watching just before Volume 3, and have been watching weekly ever since.
As for it being better than most anime... maybe? There's just so, so many anime out there and they're not all gems. But I'd say that most quality anime could easily beat out RWBY.
That's just my opinion though.