Yes, The history of Cybertron is pretty poorly handled, and "information creep" is a very shoddy bandage—albeit perhaps as good as could be created to deal with the really ludicrous timeline already established. The lifespans involved also make very problematic the statement from the original Windblade miniseries about each colony "evolving" into their own unique variety of transformers. Evolution takes, what, hundreds, maybe thousands, of generations to occur. But it has only been a handful or so of generations since the diaspora. It's too bad that when the IDWverse was created, they didn't rethink the big picture. Without the concept of the transformers having crash landed on earth millions of years ago, there was no longer any need for such incredible timespans. The war could have been a few decades, or maybe a few hundred years long, rather than millions of years. Or the current crop of transformers (Optimus, Megatron, et al) could have been the most recent of several generations involved in the war. Either way would have allowed for a much more realistic or rational history.