I'm giving my honest opinion. Just because you don't agree doesn't make me a liar. I'm not sure you quite understand the idea of character development. It means that the characters change over time. You seem to be under the impression I don't like the G1 cartoon. I actually adore it! But that doesn't mean I'm blind to its faults, one of which is the fact that the characters don't develop very much at all. There is an overriding tendency at the end of every episode to revert to the status quo. If you like that tendency, as many G1 cartoon fans seem to, you're not going to enjoy Beast Machines. Cheetor: he actually takes over leadership of the group. He usurps Primal. The change from a blind follower to a rival, to a future leader takes place over a number of episodes, on screen, in front of your eyes. If you weren't so busy getting angry with me you might have noticed it. Megatron: neutered? He runs the whole frigging planet! Rattrap: still an expert on infiltration and espionage, but doesn't get to play with guns as much. Completely unsettled by the fact he can't transform, he loses the respect of his team mates and has to fight tooth and nail to regain it. Silly robot mode though. I'd go on because I'm new to this particular argument, but I get the feeling that everyone else has already been here before and is heartily sick of it.