I liked Season 3. Granted, I miss the character-focus episodes of Season 2 (were there any in Season 1? I'm thinking episodes like Make Tracks, The Master Builder, whatever that one is that focused on Red Alert, etc)... but I liked Rodimus, cause, well, I was a kid and thought Hot Rod was awesome, so I liked Rodimus Prime. Nowadays, I still like him, cause, well... same as has been mentioned... he's imperfect, he knows it, but still does his best... he shows a lot of personality, and it comes out that he's burdened. The Burden Hardest to Bear is one of my favorite episodes ever, cause he finally deals with it. Then they go and bring back Mr. No-Flaws Optimus Prime after that episode. I liked Magnus... he was a simple character, but he was defined. There were times you could imagine him in a situation, and know what he would do, because he was that well developed. I liked Springer, too, cause he was a wiseass. I loved the insane Galvatron. I thought that was a really cool touch to the storywriting. I did miss the kinda thinning out of characters though.