Am I the only one who thinks that the incorporation of 'Transforming' in most related fiction is pointless? I mean, you got IDW and Beast Wars/Machines, where there is a reason for transforming, but in everything else, there's no reason and it doesn't do anything. One of the reasons I like IDW was that Furman thought of an intelligent way to use transformation. But for almost every other series, Alt. modes are just a method of transportation. In the movie we see Starscream doing some cool transformation fighting, but other than that, it's just generic bad guys shooting at generic good guys. ARGH! Do something clever with transforming!!! Now, I'm gonna pick on Animated here. That's not to say I don't like it, but it's something I realised the other day. They pick up Earth Alt. Modes to hide from Decepticons, but two seconds later, they're just standing there in robot mode being broadcast across the globe. The only instance I can think of Alt. modes every being used as a disguise is when Lugnut and Blitzwing are hiding from the cops, and even then they're in crazy colours, so you wonder why they aren't found. Why bother saying 'Robots in Disguise' if they're not disguising themselves? This is true for almost all Transformers fiction, I just picked on Animated because it was the most contextual. Thoughts?