Re: The official G1 purist thread.
I've been watching G1 on the HUB. I wasn't born when the series first started so I had no idea how "good" or "bad" it was/is. My verdict: surprisingly entertaining. There are a lot of BS moments like Prime's trailer, robot jets not towering over robot cars, Megatron not destroying Starscream, complete disregard for physics, etcetera. But I enjoy it in the same way I enjoy Adam West's Batman: it's campy but still awesome in a quirky way.
Also, the aesthetic of the G1 robots is my favorite. I never understood why a mass of mangled metal walking around was somehow more realistic/less absurd than blocky robots.