I don't understand why so many people bad mouthed Beast Machines so much in the beginning. Sure it's different, but that's the best part! Beast Wars set the stage and the characters. Beast Machines went further and asked the question: How would the characters react in this situation? I think that's the best part of Beast Machines, the character changes. If everyone had stayed the same it would have been another Beast Wars just with a different title. not only that, but the characters changes are believable and understandable. (Rattrap comes to mind)
Over all, exellent show.