When things are said using an art style or direction, it has a certain look and feel. But when the same things are said using another art style, the look and feel changes. With that change is an opportunity to explore new dimensions the style provides. New things can be discovered and expanded on.
Taste can be subjective, people will cling to what they know and love, but where there's a visual change in direction, the look and feel of a game changes. Whether we stop to think about it or not.