I personally can't stand the guy. I was so happy when I first heard he was going to be directing the TF movies because his car chase and action scenes had been so good, but then when I heard about how he didn't want to do the movies and didn't like Transformers at all, and said he would do them his own way obviously with little regard to source material... I could tell these were absolutely not going to be the transformers movies that the fans wanted.
Sure, the Bay movies were action and effects packed, and I enjoyed watching all of them although ROTF was just a horrible shitty movie and none were really good aside from visuals and action, but I know for a fact that if done well, a Transformers movie that was more like the original, maybe even actually set in the 80s for some extra laughs and fun, could have been just as successful but maybe even with okay critic reviews.
I pretty much hate the Transformers fan base that I used to love being a part of too, and that is 100% on Bay. He drew in a lot of real shitwads.
Most of us older G1 fans, even those like me who do in fact like the bay movies, can't be a part of TF discussion forums anymore. The Bay fanatic shits are simply way too immature and rude to even discuss opinions on toys, movies, and characters anymore while the "Geewunners" (as they call them regardless of whether they love all things transformers or just G1) would rather just walk away from even trying to talk about it.
Michael bay split the transformers fanbase and caused a lot of hate. That is an outright fact.
Now there are 3 types of transformers fans. General TF fans like myself, Geewunners, and Bay TF fans.
Oh and there is this one total pile of dog shit at TFW that goes by the name Splitlip. I hope he gets hit by a car and doesn't die for a few agonizing days or lives in a wheelchair drooling for life. Nobody can say a damn thing at all that isn't totally pro-Bay without him throwing out all the usual garbage like "butthurt, caps lock sentences, bold letter hateful statements, cocky lol badmouthing of what others like, and laughably unrealistic defense of Bays shit. This fucker would obviously love to have Michael Bay's little dick in his mouth and it's nuts that he hasn't been banned. His delinquent child-like responses to peaceful discussions have gotten under my skin more than any online person on earth ever.
SOOOOoooo glad we got another director, even if it is too late now. The damage is done.
Maybe before I die I will get to see a reboot actually done somewhat right.