I've been watching the cartoon series a lot these days, just to see what it was like and because my fiance never got a chance to see the old cartoons, and it got me thinking - G1 kinda sucks. After seeing all the stuff wrong with it, I asked myself why does everyone like this old cartoon? I mean look at what was wrong with it - Inconsistent origins (I'm looking at you, Constructicons) Content quality (animation and voice-work errors) Horrible character portrayals (Beachcomber's a hippy? Tracks is gay? Wheelie exists?) Inaccurate toy models (Ironhide and Ratchet mostly) Lame episode plots (Almost all of episode 2) It amounts to the same 1980's cartoon gargbage that had no real substance. So what makes it so special to where people would hate a good quality cartoon (Beast Wars, maybe) in comparison?