when i say downhill i mean its not as good or the series or they series got worse not that the series was good in seasons 1and2. people say htis for multiple reasons. Reason#1 cause of rodimus prime and galvatron. people dont really like it because rodimus in some parts through out the season complained and whined saying he shouldn't be the leader and that he can lead the autobots or he wont be able to be the leader optimus prime was. Galvatron on the other hand was just insane and crazy who fires at his own men for no reason and screams and yells all the time. Thats 1 reason why people dont like the series as it was. Another reason was because optimus prime died. He was a great character i have to admit i missed him until he came back. Another reason is that they killed off pretty much all the season 1 and 2 characters. They only characters i saw in season 3 that were from 1 and 2 were jazz,bumblebee,cliffjumper,dinobots,perceptor,blaster,powerglide,cosmos,seaspray,warpath,and beachcomber,aerialbots,and protectabots. I think thats it but some people say they missed all those old autobots that they loved. Thise are the reasons i have heard why people said the series wasnt that good after the movie. Season 4 ont he other hand was 3 episodes long and all that eason was about was the introductory 2 the headmasters and targetmasters. Some people thought that concept was plain stupid. Thats their opinion but mine is different. I thought the series was great all the way through. Infact season3-4 had some of my favorite transformers in it. I didnt think the series went downhill at all. infact i like those rebirth episode from season 4. I like the 5 faces of darknees from season 3,dark awakening,star screams ghost,theif in the night,ghost in the machine,chaos,grimlocks new brain,the ultimate weapon,call of the primitives, and the return of optimus prime were sort of good. So who here agrees with me that the series was good all the way through and who here thought it went down hill after the movie.