I guess I'm alone on not liking the small starscream then... I do agree he doesn't need to be bigger than megatron, but I don't think dreadwing was ever close to megatron's size either.
As for the us military lead by fowler, I get that maybe the only base nearby was an army base and the best they had were helicopters, but shouldn't they have scrambled some fighter jets from the Air Force? Fowler is flying an f35 as of the recent ep again, why wasn't he flying that instead of a slow Huey helicopter? It's no wonder the cons took them all down so quickly, they could fly circles around those choppers before the chopper can make a turn to fire. Not even an apache attack helicopter could be used for a fairer fight?