They can make better films in this settings, yes. But still not really good movies. Because there is no coherent vision for the world that these movies take place in. It hasn't been properly thought out from the start to support a great cinematic universe. It literally wasn't the plan from the start. That manifests in tonal inconsistencies, plot holes, characters behaving out of character, continuity errors and all of these things that have plagued this series of films in overabundance. The setting doesn't fit the characters or the concept itself. If the foundation is crooked, you can't build on it. I have great respect for what G1 accomplished and believe that the movies could take a ton of lessons from it if they payed attention (even for its shortcommings). That doesn't make me a G1 lover, in the sense that I think that you imply, which is "person stuck in the past". I am definitely not a G1 purist. Calling out Bayformers for being shitty, doesn't make one, by default, a geewunner. They are just terrible movies. Critics are not geewunners, for example.