Not that I was bothered at all by the way Cybertron was portrayed in DOTM, but I was trying to reason why it looked so different from how it did in TF 1. I came up with two theories, the first of which may be the most obvious: a) that we were looking at a different hemisphere/ area of Cybertron than what has previously been revealed, or b) [and this theory is a bit more involved] but maybe it was an older version of Cybertron we were seeing. (Bear with me here): when Sentinel Prime is explaining how the pillars work to the humans, he says that the pillars open a space bridge through space and TIME. Now, perhaps, we were seeing the era of Cybertron that was during the time of the Ark's launch (how it looked in the beginning of DOTM). And perhaps the war was still raging on the planet when it appears in Earth orbit? AND perhaps, the very act of bringing Cybertron into Earth's orbit and its subsequent reversal through the space bridge aided in Cybertron's ultimate descent towards becoming a wasteland? Now, this is all just fun speculation on my part, not hard fact at all. And it's kind of a trippy paradox if you think about it. What are your thoughts? (and please for give me for the length of this post and if its already been brought to attention).