"why do these animes get the 5 star effort and treatment and then the anime I want is thrown together?"
I think this is probably the real issue. Penguindrum is a low-profile, niche title that has next to no mainstream appeal. It's targeted at a very specific, very small portion of the fandom. In other words, it's not going to make them a lot of money. So it's easy to assume that Sentai just put out a bare-minimum effort release to sell to those fans that they knew wanted it and move on to working on Epic Boob Ninjas 5. It sounds cynical, but you have to wonder what kind of effort Penguidrum would have gotten if the penguins were anthropomorphized as highschool girls with huge tits. I don't think Foster is incompetent, I just think he knows where his money is coming from.
As a fan who doesn't quite fit into the mainstream, its easy for me to feel slighted and betrayed. Why should I give money to a company that doesn't seem to really care all that much about me? Especially with companies like Aniplex or NISA who put out super high-quality releases for the shows that I enjoy.