I was using the pinned thread on the IDW reading order, going through all the IDW stuff from the beginning. I got four volumes in and after the novelty of reading Transformers comics wore off I simply found myself not enjoying the writing. So I decided to jump straight to RID & MTMTE. I started with Last Stand of the Wreckers (loved it), read Transformers #22-23 (also loved it) and then grabbed the RID and MTMTE collections. I was going back and forth after each respective issue while throwing in the Spotlight issues when they pop up. As I went on (about 14 issues in or so) I simply stopped caring for RID and, well, for pretty much everything not written Roberts (or Roche) or drawn by Milne or Roche. I also didn't enjoy the 2012 MTMTE annual. Aside from really disliking the art, I was disappointed by the change in tone and pacing and found the usually organic character development rushed which led to many of the dramatic moments coming across completely undeserved. So my question is... how viable is it to only stick to MTMTE? How much will I miss out on? Am I correct in my understanding that MTMTE is pretty much it's own thing post Dark Cybertron (which I haven't got to yet and am sort of dreading reading). What's the must reads stuff so I won't end up terribly confused? I just want to make sure that all the stuff I don't like doesn't make me give up on MTMTE, which I find to be one of the most enjoyable comics I've read. Thanks all!