in the comic fiction idw's universe seems set to last longer than the original g1 marvel one, but given that it has taken so many creative shifts sometimes totally forgetting whole events or character development that have taken place earlier and lazily writing them back in it often feels a little like several different continuity's stitched together with the creators getting creative restlessness roughly every 2 or 3years. In the cartoons work on transformers prime season 3 has already began and at this rate it could beat the 3 and a bit season limit which seems too hit most transformers cartoons and despite all the characters dying (again) the 4th film given the money behind it seems pretty unstoppable too. How long do you feel a piece of transformers fiction should last? is it healthy for a franchise and its stories to metaphorically shed its skin every now and then or do you feel cheated? I personally think it depends on the type of stories they wan't to tell and whether they have enough time to resolve them. as dreamwave comics had lots of slow burning story arch's left unresolved so it seems unfair it had to end like it did. idw to start with also had slow burning story arch's but in revelation and maximum dinobots of idw it really felt like they had to rush the storylines to completion to make way for the all hail megatron story arch. I would like to see more of animated, G1 and beast wars for my own entertainment but I do feel satisfied with there conclusions enough to not pine for them too much. What do you think?