First and foremost, I think that my position on this post deserves a little background. Born in '87, I have been a TF fan for my entire life. When I heard that TF was being made into a live action film, I was excited. When I heard that Michael Bay was to be the director I was even more excited because I have enjoyed every one of Bay's films. I am not Roger Ebert and as such I do not take every film for the next Lawrence of Arabia. I am a TF fan...plain and simple. That being said...did Bay's image for Transformers help change the future of Transformers forever? As I sit here tonight watching the first live action film on a 46 inch HD screen only hours after watching the original animated film for its 25th anniversary, I have had a thought. Michael Bay has been the best thing to happen to Transformers in 25 years. Now, my thoughts and opinions are my own, and if you have the time to post on this issue, I will do my best to respond to each and every one of you who respond (busy week but I'll do my best) but my position stands. I think that Michael Bay has changed the Transformers franchise as we know it and thanks to Bay's work, In my opinion the TF brand will be alive and strong for another 25 years...feel free to comment but personally I thank M. Bay and all of those who have worked on these films for the past many years. EDIT: This is NOT an appreciation thread...this is a thread commenting on how M. Bay has changed the game of TF. Not an appreciation thread but more of a human interest thread on the fact that in my opinion M. Bay has changed the shape and solidified the brand of TF for another 25 years.