Dumb moments aside, I far prefer Clone Wars in both style and content to the later series. It was the only Clone Wars material (including AOTC and ROTS) that made it feel like there was actually a war going on. The scene/episode where the commando clones are taking out battle droids using only hand signals is the best Star Wars I’ve seen outside the original trilogy. I also never liked Ahsoka; even after she eventually matured and became way less annoying the damage was done.
Wannabe Scholar said:
(In TCW) some of the villains are lackluster when compared to the micro-series. General Grievous is practically the Cobra Commander, because I always see him running away and/or getting his butt handed to him. Also, I felt the stories in TCW were all over the place and didn’t tell that much of a consistent story (at least not until the later seasons). In the micro-series CW, I always thought the villains were a threat as they were ruthless and calculating. Not so much in TCW.
I also agree with this, Ventress was badass and Grievous didn’t seem like the joke he was in other incarnations. They all seemed much scarier villains, including Dooku. (That bike-jousting guy did suck though).