The other incarnations of Starscream had the seekers or some form of band to call their own, but the movie Starscream, he's got no one. Oh sure, Megatron had a jet mode for awhile, but he ain't a seeker. And then you got the two helicopters that both died, who cares they aren't jets anyways! Those fighters in DotM don't count, and you know we never really had any Airbot vs Airbot combat scene from the movies. So after all this, you come to realize that Starscream was never in his element fighting other transformers. He's spends most of the time on the ground doing that rather than having some kick ass dogfight with Jetfire or Prime or someone who figured out that sports cars are overrated.