I didn't see this specific topic on this board, but I think (especially if Hasbro/John Warden is reading these boards...) this thread is necessary. First with Titans Return, and now with War for Cybertron: SIEGE, it seems Hasbro is adamant about adding things to the "deco" of their Generations lines now that for the most part, fans don't seem to want. With TR, we had the absolute worst quality of cheap, easily-peeled-off stickers, unfortunately, applied all over the Voyager and Leader class figures, whereas the deluxe line had in contrast had in some cases multi-layer tampograph paint apps that (cost-wise) didn't really make sense (looking at Slugslinger's deco, for instance). Despite fan outcry pretty much from the beginning of the TR line, the stickers remained through to the end of the series' run (into PotP as well), and now, with WFC:SIEGE, we're getting another controversial addition: weathering. Personally, I think the weathering looks OK, and at least I prefer it to the stickers (mostly since those wretched stickers started peeling off just by being looked at ), but I am seeing a lot of fan angst toward the scratch marks etc. From Hasbro's perspective, I think it's clearly a case of them not being able to afford to paint in all the details they used to, so they're trying to find a cheap way to add color/texture to "disguise" the fact that the coloring is sparse. I'm adding a poll to this thread, because I'm curious what people think. I personally think that even with fewer paint apps, as long as the figures have Tampo faction symbols and maybe painted faces, I don't really care that much about fewer "colors". I'd rather have a quality/durable product rather than one with either stickers that decay or weathering that's inconsistent. What are everyone's thoughts?