You can tell that last part to the rest of the G1 people who refuse to accept change. You’re putting words in my mouth as well. I have said repeatedly that I’m a fan of G1 and Bayverse; I actually like G1 a lot. But you don’t hear Bay fans saying that newer designs are terrible because they don’t look like Bay movies. I like most of the BB designs on their own, what I don’t like is what they stand for: pandering to an older audience and throwing most ambition out the window. All characters should have traits they keep; Jazz should be cool and wear a visor, Megatron should have an arm cannon, Optimus should be a red and blue truck with his helmet and mask, etc. but that doesn’t mean they have to be what is in essence just G1 with more complexity. We should pick and choose designs that worked and add influence from those designs into modern ones. For example, give Ironhide cannons and make him a pickup truck (Bay), but give him a good deal of red (G1) as well and maybe some big lights (Energon), then give him his own new flair. This way, all of his incarnations get some reference but it’s not all based on the distant past. This should especially be considered for Megatron in the future because, with the sheer amount of variability in design that he’s had, there is so much more to reference than just the G1 design. Maybe give Optimus some yellow touches on his head to reference the UT and TFA. My point is that not everything has to be designed with influence given entirely to G1, and Bayverse shouldn’t get hate for doing something new. Both should be appreciated but neither should be considered better than the other.