That's okay, I understand what you mean. There are plenty of people in this community who are ready for something new, who I didn't properly credit in my original post. Working in the creative industry, it frustrates me to see people disliking someone's creation on the grounds that it isn't repurposed material from before. Hence my (perhaps blunt) original post. I think a combination of modern nostalgia pop culture, the Transformers franchise's growing tendency to call back to older iterations, and the focus around resources like TFWiki and the AllSpark Almanacs just means that a lot of fans find themselves leaning back on old stories, characters and details in new works. Heck, even I'm suspect to this - I admit that one of my primary interests in the new comic is to spend time with some of the old characters again, and that my interest wouldn't be as strong if this comic starred a completely new cast. Fingers crossed the story takes us in new directions though, with memorable new faces.