you mean sprites? I like them, but not everybody does them well. And they cost too much to make.
Yes I mean sprites, and yeah I know they took more effort than 3D models. Theres also a lot of shallow minded people who straight up say "oh this game has bad graphics" when they see something 2D and not 3D. Because of those points, awesome 2D sprites arent really worth the effort, which is a shame.
I can still dream though =[
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=LAnNTqIZteQ Oh god yes!