What I don't get is the rather insane notion that it's an either or situation. Either you can please the people who had nothing to do with Transformers before the movie or you can please the people who were into Transformers before the movies, but you can't please both. It's rather odd because the production team on Lord of the Rings managed to please the people who had been reading the books for years while at the same time making the material accessible to people who had never tackled Tolkien's writing style. Some really big changes were made from the book but by being nice to the book fans most people were nice about changes that had to be made so new fans could get into it. Or take Spiderman. Changes were made for his leap to the big screen but by not having this attitude that the old cartoon fans or comic book fans needed to get lost they made two films that felt like they were for both old fans and new fans. It just seems crazy to go to war with the old fans when so many other films have shown there is so much middle ground where you can do things for both old and new fans while still making a boat load of money.