I've been following Transformers for my entire life really. I love G1, and like most fans I consider that to be the definitive version of Transformers, but there have been MANY different versions over the years. Beast Wars, Beast Machines, Robots in Disguise, Armada, Energon, the recent Transformers Animated, and I'm not even going to go into the comics. So much has changed in the Transformers Universe over the years from the look of the robots to what they can do and what they transform into. Hell we even have a Transformer that turns into a Plant....A PLANT!!! If you really want to see how much Transformers has changed over the years, just line up toys of every single Optimus Prime toy ever made and you'll see it. So my question is, why does Michael Bay have to do the movies just like G1? Ever other incarnation of Transformers has somehow evolved it or added to the long history of the franchise, so why do fans feel Michael Bay have to restrict himself to following G1 step by step? This goes back to the first movie. When all the designs started leaking, the fans were PISSED!!! They don't have the blocky look of G1!!! Its totally different! Optimus isn't a flat nose truck! Bumblebee isn't a Volkswagon! OMG!!! Well why can't Bay create his own versions of these characters? Why do they have to be just like they were back in the 80s? I mean like I said, just line up all the Optimus Primes over the years, and you can see the changes: Flat nose truck, Firetruck, Lion, Gorilla, Bat, and God knows what else. Hell I think he was a Bison once... Now we go into the 2nd movie, and I'm hearing alot of complaints again: Soundwave wasn't done right, Devestator wasn't done right, this character didn't get enough screen time, that character didn't look right and so on and so on. But why does everything have to be the way it was back in G1? Every other version of Transformers (sans Beast Machines) has been accepted by fans as contributing in some way to the franchise, so instead of nitpicking over what they didn't get right (Right = how well they follow G1 apparently) why don't we just accept this as another step in the evolution of Transformers? I haven't seen Revenge of the Fallen yet (I'll see that bad boy next week) but I can honestly say that I thoroughly enjoyed the first film and in no way was it a disservice to Transformers, so if Bay manages to entertain me again, I'll be happy.