Yea, I read this recently as well, and feel like it's a crock-of-$h!t. It's likely if they gave you a cross section of these ads, they would mostly be GWD templates or templates that you can build straight from DV360. Most of these are bland, static and make brands look the same as each other, which is fine for a large percentage of advertisers. But I'm sure, like me most of you are working with brands who really want to show off something creative and new, and a template that anyone can use would be out of the question.
I did see that they've got AirBnb's Bodymoving Player as a component for AMP now.
I wonder if it were possible for a GSAP component to be built as well?
The only whitelisted animation component currently is:
Which uses the Web Animations API, I haven't used it but I've not really seen much traction with WAAPI apart from some posts on Twitter.
I'd rather not wait to see what happens but join the conversation and direct them down a path that is more suitable.
If you have the time, please join the AMP Slack Group: https://amphtml.slack.com (Sign Up form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd83J2IZA6cdR6jPwABGsJE8YL4pkypAbKMGgUZZriU7Qu6Tg/viewform?fbzx=4406980310789882877) and join the #a4a-discuss channel and voice your concerns. (And support for a AMP-GSAP component)!