I randomly started thinking about this today. Now, I haven't seen ever Transformers cartoon/visual licensed product there is, but of the ones I've seen (G1, Energon Trilogy....) the Decepticons are kind of "B list" compared to villains in other TV shows (current or past). It seems like they are consumed with stealing this energy source or destroying this human structure and almost getting away with it if it weren't for the Autobots who come save the day. In Teen Titans or Naruto people actually got hurt/even killed because of villain action. Not to criticize, but doesn't it kind of make sense?