I don't mind the smoothness, I just prefer the original style. I also really don't like how people have turned to "Muh textures" to justify calling the CCBS style a 100% improvement. I've never thought that the G1 parts clashed with each other. They had different shapes, but they still always looked good.
With CCBS, a Toa looks like a Hero looks like a Stormtrooper looks like a Chi Warrior looks like a Superhero. Change the head and boom, that Iron Man figure is a HF character now! Laval's a Toa!
I think that might've contributed to G2's failure. They just looked like more of the same brand of sets that were already in decline, just with new heads and weapons.