I am mainly a G1 fan (as most of you know) who has liked Beast Wars, Beast Machines, but basically nothing since then. Not a fan of Armada, Energon, etc. (though I LOVE the new Classic toys) and yesterday I had a chance to watch the new show. As I have said from day one I hate the art designs and....I still do. They are not well drawn and I don't think that is going to change. That said I LOVED the premiere that I saw. It was very well done with great characterization and a sense of plot. You really get a feel for Starscream's deception and Prime's struggle with his past (which I hope is developed a lot in the future). Ratchet was easily my favorite Autobot since he is so sarcastic. The storyline was GREAT and reminded me a lot of G1 which is awesome. There are a few flaws (*cough* Sari *cough*) but overall I was very pleased with what I saw. The reason why I am posting this instead of just in the discussion forum is to let more G1 and classic fans know that you should give this one a chance. It isn't cheesy and the writing is WELL DONE. The story is what drives this show. I know the art is lame. It is true but I said I would give it a chance and if the story was well-written I would become a fan anyway. Consider me a fan.