ehhh, at this point, who cares. the quality of videos now-a-days are shit. when people start making epic videos the world wanted to watch (a-la Janet, Michael, Madonna, etc), then people can bring this up again. music videos are just boring and uncreative now.
The reason why the quality of videos are so poor today is because no one shows them on TV anymore. The point of the article was they are trying to change that.
Obviously you guys have never seen mtvU.... which basically plays music videos 24/7. And I've seen TONS of outrageous and mind-blowing videos.
In my opinion, music video quality is going UP. It's just more "indie" based now. For example, the last intriguing video I saw was by Tapes n Tapes, which probably wouldn't be played on the regular mtv anyway.