This is an interesting thread. Generally, I've seen three kinds of Transformers fans: 1) "I like this hobby, and this is fun. I like the figures. Sure, while (whatever) has a few flaws here and there and there's a few things I don't like, I don't begrudge anyone for their opinions and I'm OK with agreeing to disagree and I'm open to new info that will change my mind. I'm more interested in discussion than fighting opinions." 2) "I like what I like, and what I don't like I stay away from. My hobby is serious to me. I have strong opinions, and I'm not terribly happy when I see stuff I don't like. I complain/comment/criticize because I honestly care about the integrity of (whatever). You can't change my mind ever, but this is me and you're you, so I'll respect that at the very least." 3) "Only my opinion matters. Transformers are IMPORTANT BUSINESS. I am right about (whatever) and you are wrong about (whatever) unless you agree with me 100%. I won't treat you with any respect unless we agree on at least 90% of the points up for discussion. (Whatever) is the best, and (Other Thing I Hate) is deeply flawed, and liking (Other Thing I Hate) even a little means that you're an idiot. As a result I have the right to treat you like a lower life form and scream at you like a small child." I don't think criticism or even "complaining" is necessarily bad. We all complain about something. It's ingrained as collectors - we want something, and from time to time we're not going to get what we want, or what we want will cost too much, come in the box broken, or is sold by a douchebag. Cue complaining. It's ok. Shhh. The problem becomes when we start treating each other like trash for having different opinions than us. Some people just never got into the groove that sometimes functioning in society means occasionally accepting that someone likes stuff you don't. Doesn't mean they're human detritus - just different. I say criticize, complain, or whine away, but always with tongue planted in cheek. We are grown men and women chatting about toys for ages 6 and up. There's zero things remotely serious about that. If you want to disagree with me because I'm okay that Combiner Wars figures are basically the same five guys remolded forty two times, or because I really am sad that MP Dinobot is $250 instead of $550 because OH GOD DINOBOT IS TEH BEST, then fine. That's why these forums exist. If you want to go to war and scream at me for a solid ream of text in the most condescending, typo filled rant you can muster then good job, internet bully. A winnar is you.