Thank you for listening to me, um.
I really hate the fact that railways specially in the Tokyo area have become so... "childish" and "toyish". I don't mean the concept of traveling by rail but how the companies put their brand forward, and it's happening everywhere in the world, too. To me, trains are supposed to be utilities, boxes of transporting people, and the occasional luxury train is fine. Trains are big, strong, sturdy, unstoppable and respectable things; the 60's~90's cars really reflect these values such as JNR's 205s, TRTA's X000s, Seibu's yellow trains. The companies were also about being professional and respectable. JR East has had departure melodies for the longest time but there were simple, just a melody. However, the trains and brandings started looking like toys and made for autistic children since the 00's and the bad designs have taken off specially during the 10's, and really they look... ugly. They don't even look like trains anymore, they just look like colorful stuff... Nevermind the fact that everything is dumbed down: Home doors everywhere, even low-traffic stations; super colorful LEDs everywhere, music everywhere (not just melodies)... Keikyu's newer trains try so hard to look cute that they look like toys, Tokyo Metro's logotype looks like one of a food megacorp, Sotetsu is rolling out an ugly navy blue color on their trains, everything is soulless LEDs, mascots, mascots everywhere, everything is round and non-threatening... Think of "virgin kōsoku vs chad tetsudō". To me, Nipnop rapid transit just lost its charm, took a step back trying to out-innovate everyone else. The only major survivors are Keisei and Hokuso (not the group), Nankai & Semboku RR, Odakyu, Shintetsu, Kobe Municipal Subway, and Hankyu...
Maybe I'm being too autistic about change, that's a possibility too.