Bingo. Cheating was all over the place in the movie. (Take a look at the magical Frenzy head into cell phone transformation) They could have done the same thing with any other aesthetic. I didn't want to see G1 toys, or BW CGI on the screen, but something a little easier to follow would have been nice. Actually, I think covering up alot of the innards would have helped. The group of people I went with said the movie was enjoyable, but they couldn't tell what they were looking at when the robots were on screen, especially the fight scenes. I just got the feeling ILM only knows how to make robots, one way, and they just shoehorned the Transformers into SW Prequel designs. Hopefully the sequel will have easier to follow designs. At this point, I personally just want the characters to actually be characters, regardless of what they look like.