Re: Transformers 4 is going to be AWESOME.
I get part of it is budget reasons, but I would assume Bay has the pull and the tenure to keep them onscreen for a good amount of time. If Cameron can bust out Avatar, Bay has the resources to keep them integral. Those scenes where the Autobots are just discussing **** amongst themselves or attempting to hide in Sam's yard are some of the better ones.
If the person you're seeing ever asks the question "Who is Stan Lee?", promptly kick their ass to the curb.
Who the **** makes a movie and while planning it is like, "you know what this needs...is some Greg Kinnear."