Now I for one, actually like the films. But it appears to me that some things, good or bad, that are directed towards Bay, are in fact due to Steven Spielberg's involvement. It was not only his idea to make the focus of the first movie mainly on Sam and Bumblebee, which actually comprised most of the film until Bay, Orci, and Kurtzman came along and added more military stuff, but HE was also the one responsible for hiring Bay in the first place. I mean this guy who was a fan of the toys, comics, and cartoons in the early 80's hired Bay to direct because he thought he had the "vision" to make something like Transformers work, despite the fact that most of his films prior to that were poorly received (sans The Island which was also produced by DreamWorks). And it was his idea to make Sam the one that kills Megatron at the end of the first film, since it was originally going to be Optimus Prime himself (as seen in the video game). So I guess, this guy: isn't the only one to blame.