When Animated first came out, I really didn't like the way the bots and cons looked, so I did not watch any of the shows. After several years, I decided to give this show a chance seeing as so many people (not everyone, but a lot) on here seem to think its almost like the holy grail of TF shows. I watched all 42 episodes and, to be honest, I just don't get the love it receives. Was it written well? I guess when compared to some other TF shows, yes, it kind of was. I just don't look at writing as the say all, end all reason a show is good. I honestly did not like the direction of the voice acting, its animation style, the overall all plot ideas, or the concept of a lot of the Autobots being kind of douchebags. To me it really seems like a typical Cartoon Network show, which may be another reason I don't feel the love, as there are a lot of shows on Cartoon Network I really just don't like. So, to the Animated lovers out there, do you just base how much you like the show on the writing? Or do you like everything about the show? Please keep your answers civil. If you just want to say I am stupid for not liking it, fine, but that doesn't help me really understand why you like it so well. To the Animated haters, I ask that you stay civil as well. Tell some good reasons for why you don't like it and not just "Animated sucks." If you haven't watched the show, please don't post anything.