First off, I grew up on G1 and love the show greatly despite it's many faults. I started out on board with IDW version and loved it at first, but lately there are way too many hanging storylines and it's slowed down for me. Then Animated came out and I fell in love with it right away. The characters in that toon have more depth than any of the IDW universe characters. And the last straw for me was reading the reviews about how Arcee was a male and now female? What the heck is that? I don't mind fembots but that's the worst idea ever. I really like Animated and have decided not to finish collecting the IDW series. The characters are way off to me ( The Autobots seem cold for the most part and the whole Arcee thing is horrible). Animated has made me excited for Transformers like when I was kid back in the 80's. The characters are deep and there isn't 500 different hanging threads going on. Which do you prefer?