Funny you say that.....I'm just now coming to the same realization too. Whereas it's cool to see a real-world vehicle worked into the equation; especially for friends like mine who are huge car buffs but notsomuch "Transformers" fans....in fact, they love to come over and see how accurate they were able to get the vehicle...but I digress. For me, I do very much love the best effort possible to get what I see/saw on the TV screen back when I was 10 years old, into toy form now. This + line has been totally taking over, and replacing my shelves to be honest. Just threw my Prowl up in the sales thread (shameless plug) and all the other + versions have been swapped out already as well. In fact, I've even gone as far to replace the optional bits and pieces to pull from the cartoon aesthetic. (I'm looking at you MP Grapple) So for me personally, I'm for the + line all the way; of course opinions vary....but that was just mine.