Did you also like it when Rodimus Prime is the main bad ass next to Optimus & Megatron. The live action movies really fucked up the series in a lot of different places. It is nice to have a live action movie though just for visuals and the nostalgia effect. I won't praise the movies anymore like I used to when the first two came out. I was blinded by the fact that there was actually a live action Transformers movie. The animated series and the comics are the truly amazing works though.
Im not really a fan of Rodimus apart from in the new comic books, but Im totally with you on the movie franchise. While it is great that they brought a lot more interest to the brand I am far more interested in the new IDW series and Im really starting to enjoy Prime now.