Not sure if this counts as an unpopular opinion but this is something I've been meaning to express for a while now. I don't like how both Beast Wars and Animated are placed so high on the pedestal by the fandom to the point of trying to make any other TF series look automatically worst by comparison along with any criticisms aimed towards them gets chastised regardless if they're valid critiques or not. It's basically the Avatar the Last Airbender syndrome where they're made to be the gold standard of how a TF show should be like. Yes both shows are rightfully praised for many reasons but they're also not perfect and it's both stupid and unfair to use them as a way to rip any other TF series a new one. It's especially bad when it's used against shows like Prime, RID15 and Cyberverse that are constantly chastised here regardless of any strong points they have. Not to mention that it ignores the fact that other TF shows have characters and stuff in them that are just as good if not better then both BW and TFA. It also makes both fanbases look bad and no better then the G1 purists. I'm sorry if this angered anyone and it wasn't my intent but I wanted to express it sooner or later.