Part of the reason Bumblebee was well-received with TF fans - aside from a well-written story and characters - was more G1-inspired Transformers designs. There were lots of people on the forum saying "And Bay said the original designs couldn't work in live-action" or "the iconic look's back". Whilst some of the Bayverse designs were... weird, the failure for Travis Knight and the team involved to see logical issues with the G1 designs, was a flaw to me, rather than a positive - for example, Blitzwing, whilst being big in comparison to Bumblebee, is too small. Based on their alt-mode sizes, he should be as big compared to Bumblebee as a Tyrannosaurus rex would be to a human. The Bayverse designs, at least initially, attempted to rectify logical holes with the original designs. Case in point; Starscream. The big issue with the Seekers has always been "how can they be the same height as Autobots they should logically dwarf?" Starscream turns into a fighter jet, which are, in real life, 19.4 m (63.8 feet) long. This would make his robot mode colossal in comparison to most Autobots; even a Peterbilt 379 truck is only about half that. Bayverse Starscream is as wide as he is tall, with short, digitigrade legs, so he doesn't end up twice as tall as the Autobots he's fighting. Another example: Devastator. The big problem with combiners is that they're far larger than the sum of their parts; they're frequently shown as Godzilla-sized, even though, relative to the size of their components, they wouldn't be. It's most prevalent with Menasor, who should only be about twice as tall as the average Transformer. The components of almost every combiner are also out of scale within their own team; for example, a correctly-scaled Long Haul, with some crowding, would be able to carry all his teammates in his bed. Bayverse Devastator rectifies all that. His size is kept relative to the sizes of his components, with additional vehicles added to a) justify that titanic size and b) circumvent the fact that his components are out of scale with each other. Something that size could not support its own weight on two legs - so it's a quadruped. It doesn't look like the G1 design? Doesn't matter. It looks better than the G1 design - realism aside, it looks appropriately "monstrous", rather than just being a giant "humanoid" Transformer. The MCU, DCEU and MonsterVerse have updated designs that were too ridiculous to show on the big screen - and the fandoms were strongly accepting of the changes. There's nobody complaining that, say, MCU Scarlet Witch doesn't have her headpiece or that MonsterVerse Mothra has a stinger. What is it about the Transformers fandom that we are resistant to updating our characters' to fit a medium or correct logical holes?