I can't speak for anyone other than myself, but from what I've observed, the opinion of the majority of posters on the TF boards I frequent is that G1, BW and BM are more highly regarded than RiD and the Armadaverse. There are certainly exceptions, but it seems that those who prefer the Japanese-produced shows are very much in the minority. Of course, the boards I frequent are all English speaking, and therefore the members of these boards may have a cultural bias that makes the western TF shows more identifiable. But upon watching episodes of Armada and the other Japanese created shows, I find it tough to believe that even a Japanese audience prefers this sort of thing, even after acknowledging that the dialogue has to be better than the dubbed garbage we're getting. So I'm hoping that there are Japanese speakers on this board who frequent Japanese language equivalents to this board, and that they can perhaps answer: What shows to the Japanese in general prefer, eastern or western? Does the same sort of praise/criticism occur with Japanese fans? Was the dub of western shows as mindless as the dialogue we got for the Armadaverse? And anything else that you might add. I'm not expecting more than one or two people to actually fall into this category, but as English is mandatory in Japanese schools, I figure there should be someone this applies to.