I really enjoyed the first movie and was not the least bit dissappointed when Decepticons were being owned left and right without uttering a single line in the movie. The fact is that this is a war and there will be casualties. Alot of people were saying "that's it??" when the Decepticons were killed off so easily. And of course you would feel a little dissappointed. If you felt that way, I'm sure you are going to feel the same way about some of the Decepticons that are going to get wasted in TF2. Alot of us are so used to G1 where none of the Decepticons actually die. They just return to fight another day. So your natural reaction to a Decepticon death will be one of "weirdness" and maybe a little bit of sadness even because you feel that there is no chance they would be returning back if they were just minions. You can't have them all be main characters or even just supporting characters. Just Decepticon fodder. I'm sure the writers and Bay were thinking, let's have THIS Decepticon to be the first one one that we kill off in the first half hour. And then THAT Decepticon dies half way through. etc. etc.