No, I already addressed that particular point... twice, actually. Although LeBeouf has proven to be somewhat of a box office draw in other movies. Absolutely. I think it's easy to forget just how brain dead the cartoons actually were. Fun, but brain dead. Their main goal was to sell toys, and when you boil it right down to those sort of essentials, Bay stayed remarkably close to the source material, while managing to deliver one of the best action movies of all time. Quite a feat. Yes, $150 million is certainly a relatively small budget for a movie with that amount of effects and visual complexity. Compare it to the $250 million+ spent on movies like Spider-Man and Superman Returns, or the $185 million on Dark Knight, or the rumored $300 million+ on Cameron's Avatar. It's almost unbelievable what Bay managed to deliver, considering other $150 million movies such as Incredible Hulk looked made-for-TV by comparison. All of which would probably take considerably less than Transformers did at the box office, and sell far less toys and merchandise. There's a reason indie film makers are rarely asked to direct franchise or tentpole pictures. Yes, I should hope so.