It doesn't bother me that something I loved as a child has become a popular bastardized version of itself. What bothers me is that the new generation will never fully understand what made Transformers so iconic and why the live action films will never come close to the greatness of G1. We all had our favorite heroes and villains that we grew to love, but how can we now when our favorite robots don't have personalities? The new films aren't even about the Transformers, they're about special effects. The Transformers don't resemble themselves, they're incredibly shallow and simple. And since when did humans get this much face time in any of the Transformers series? The Transformers bread and butter has always been the interaction between the Autobots and Decepticons, who gives a fuck about the American military in a Transformers movie? Thank goodness for the 1986 animated film Transformers: The Movie, sure it was a marketing ploy to push the toys, but it was a marketing ploy with emotion god dammit. We cared about Optimus and we hated Hot Rod for what he did, we had actual feelings towards the characters, now all we care about is Megan Fox and CGI explosions. Sad.