I just don't understand the hate. I don't, at all. I get that everyone, myself included, wants to tweak a few things here and there to make it the "perfect" TF show. Everyone has a specific vision for these characters. It's only natural. For me, a couple of things I'd like would be lose a kid or two and give 'bee a voice. Maybe show a world with more general life. But the venom? The bile and disgust? Wtf? It's not like it has all the racist moronic humor from the films, or the insanely low haphazard quality of the Armada era...or even the mostly crappy characters from most of the IDW run. (LSOTW and new reboot notwithstanding) I am 37 and have watched TF shows since the very first ep of G1 on a Saturday morning. I actually remember that day. I also remember the state of TF cartoons prior to the release of Prime and what I wanted to see out of a TF, quality wise. Prime so far has exceeded what I thought we would ever see on mainstream TV for the core TF franchise. Animated had great characters but was way too on crack for me. BW had great stories and characters, but well, you had to contend with it being the Beast Wars regardless of loving/hating it. To come here and read some of these posts; it's astounding. How can you watch Bulkhead tackle Megatron yelling "your going down Buckethead!" or watch Megatron stomp the entire Autobot team with ease, or watch pretty much anytime Starscream is on screen doing ANYTHING and not get that same joy I feel? I've seen the entire run of Prime so far, and while yes, some S1 eps were one offs and some were boring, each time I walked away excited. I thought about how great the animation and character designs were, how I loved the dialogue, the voice acting, how stunning the fights were, and the references like Vector Sigma, Iacon, Kaon, etc. The fact that they treat the source material with respect and it's mostly serious...the classic Cullen voice, the outstanding and underrated Megatron from Welker...how can some of you guys see the same show and not appreciate it on the same level? And btw the writers have claimed the S1 was one offs intentionally, and that S2 would involve one large arc. Seeing people claim there's only ONE or TWO good things about the show...saying it has a poor quality level, or no lasting repercussions from episode to episode...hell the finale of Orion Pax referenced at least two previous episodes itself, and Airachnid, Starscream and Breakdown are 3 examples of characters who have developed over many episodes. Is it the Phantom Menace effect? Are people now just too scared to like something in fear of horrible disappointment and the fear of not liking something they loved? You know, when millions of fans were so excited to see the Phantom Menace and then left mostly disgusted and nearly traumatized? When George Lucas irreversibly damaged Star Wars and pissed of an ENTIRE GENERATION of people? Now that caused tons of people to become super jaded and now unable to "get into" stuff like movies for fear of that same feeling. That is the Phantom Menace effect. I mean, if Prime doesn't match up to what you specifically want from TFs, fine, I'd change some stuff too, but to not appreciate what it does right, well, I don't get it and I wish you could enjoy it too.