Yes, I never liked the fake made up office look where there is no action. I do like ITV’s backdrop as it’s a control room that if I recalled had live monitor walls and was also made not to look realistic. Where as the old BBC studios were made a bit too realistic, many of the Barcos from videos I watched appeared to not be color matched had different brightness. To me the news studios where the main bulletins and news channel came from looked downright depressing. The Breakfast couch livened it up. But still has the fake background. I’d rather there be a camera view of a main location or even multiple locations side by side either by theirselves or set back with a common graphic.
Granite I got BBC World News a year before the new studios launch so I didn’t experience them. So all I have are old programs.