I know it made so much money there was no way he was gonna walk away from all that phat cash with another installment. But I really would have liked to see a different director's take on the franchise just to vary it up....that woulda been nice. I say that without passing judgment on the past three films, just saying change is good...I mean that's what Transformers do is change into different things dammit. The issue when the live action movie franchise first started of not necessarily being able to convince any director out there that it was a worthwhile endeavor is long gone. Nowadays you'd have bigtimers lining up to put their stamp on this mega-franchise. Would it not be fun to see a take by J.J. Abrams or James Cameron or Ridley Scott or you name it? Oh well. If nothing else with Bay whether you are for him or against him we all pretty much know what things to expect from him in terms of the tone and style of the films. That's where I'm saying it sure coudla been fun just to see a variation.