Right off that bat, I want to say that nothing I state here is directed to anyone person here on these boards or anywhere in particular, I am not trying to start a flame war, just stating my observations. Now, first off, everybody is entitled to their opinion, everybody is also entitled to go five minutes without somebody being a jerk about it. (both those who attack other's opinions or just be a jerk when expressing them) Being a fan of BW, Animated AND a big Movie fan, I see people post that the stuff I like sucks more on this board than I get to talk about how great it is. Recently, with Animated's demise caused mainly by poor ratings and Hasbro wanting to stick with the big seeling movie franchise in these less-than economically stable times, I have heard, at leats once daily, the following: Hasbro sucks an/or they're money-grubbers. Transformers Animated sucks. The Transformers movie sucks and will suck. Bay sucks. Cartoon network sucks. You get the idea. In addition, for liking Transformers, I have been called: A tool. (very popular) Brainless. Tasteless. Sometimes even just flat-out stupid. And lots of other fun little jabs. My point is, it seems to me that slightly more fans hate Transformers than they actually like them, or at least rant about what they hate more than discussing common intrests or engaging in constructive conversation about positive atributes of certain series. I dislike stuff about TFs, however minor they are, sure, but for the most part I try not to make a big deal of it by putting flame-bait in my sig, (unless you count openly expressing what I like in a non-demeaning fashion flame-bait) or attempting wit at the expense of someone or something else. And don't get me wrong, I don't care if you dislike or even hate stuff. What does bother me is how most fans go about saying it. Some people may come back and say that the people always saying they like it is annoying, but no, it's not. At least not in the same way. What party would you rather go to? The one with all the happy peeps having a good time, or the miserable group who mope about why they hate stuff and who sucks and whatnot. That's pretty much it. Nothing here is or should be taken as a personal strike, or flame baiting, merely a thread for those who sypathise. (if there are any) Just letting off a little steam and offering discussion. And I genuinely apologise for the length. In my head I didn't think it would turn out so long. (it's not that long when you actually say it, at any rate) I'm also not here to get into some massive endless back-and-forth about who's right or wrong.