Not everyone believes that you can render an animation in Blender 5 seconds per frame. Noise-free. This video shows that it is possible and also why some are not using it.
Next to the render speed up, there are more speedups like working with modular assets. You can link these modular assets in a way that you can model and replace multiple assets at once.
This video also shows the benefit of procedural materials, what is wrong with the compositor and how we fix that.
Check this video to get some inspiration or ideas to speed up your workflow:
Enjoy the video,
Robert (Blender-addons.org, New Media supply)