Is it important to you that future characters NOT be anything like G1? What I'm getting at is: Cyclops will always be Cyclops in any X-Men continuity. Duke will always be Duke. Batman will always be Batman. Man-at-Arms will always be Man-at-Arms. Kirk will always be Kirk etc etc. Is it wrong for Ironhide to always be Ironhide? Prowl to be Prowl? Shouldn't Transformers be allowed to maintain character integrity just like every other fantasy property on the planet?