Obviously I am in complete disagreement with the title of this thread, but sometimes I can't fully wrap my mind around the degree of "hate" Hasbro is getting. Yes - I completely acknowledge that many of the toys now are of a lesser "quality" (size, paint, complexity) than those some years past. Yes - I would love to go to Walmart and spend only 9 bucks for a deluxe and 15 for a Voyager. That is certainly not the case for me now. I do understand why there is a desire to see things of the past, but how far back do we go? I was one of the people to notice a difference between WFC Optimus Prime and FOC Optimus Prime. Completely obvious, however let's go back even farther. There may have been a drop in quality as we call it, but what about compared to some of the Armada figures, Beast Wars, or even G1. Maybe the reason I look at it the way I do is because I grew up and remember a time when you couldn't find Transformer toys on the shelves. Action masters were cool and all, but were certainly what I was looking for in a Transformer. Even Beast Wars to a small degree (when they first came out) left me longing for cars, planes, and trucks that turned into robots. I think 3rd party companies make some fantastic stuff, and honestly I wish I could afford them, but I'm in a place right now where I'm just glad that Hasbro is keeping Transformers on the shelves. In reality, they are not producing toys for me, a 32 year old fan of the series who still collects when funds are available. My dollar goes to them, but in many ways, they'll get a few of my dollars regardless. The main thing is that they keep kids and parents wanting their product and as long as that's happening, then hopefully we'll constantly see shelves filled who those Robots in Disguise we all love.