I just finished re-watching the Macross Zero series. I have to say that it was a fantastic prequel to the series proper.
The style of the characters were well-done. The Backgrounds were beautiful(I especially liked the clouds in the sky). My only complaint would be that the veriteh action was paced in a way I didn't like; quick changes from super speedy to slow-motion. Also, as an animator, the veritechs sometimes didn't move naturally in battloid/guardian mode.
It just seemed to have a style all its own while retaining the feel of Robotech.
Robotech was the main inspiration for my path in life. I still remember renting that as a kid and watching volume after volume.