I knew it was good shit when episode 8(?) or so happened, the one about Maccadam. It was a smart way to convey changes in history and how war influences people without being deep or anything.>see the pub how it was before the war>yet-to-be-decepticons talking and having fun with later autobots, everything is shiny and normal>[eos later] war starts, former friends now starting arguments against each other, some resort to violence till Maccadam stops them>[ens later] pub and the city are but ruins, bar keeper the last bit of hope by continuing his job regardless of how much the world around him went to shit>[ens later] present time, things are livelier again, hatred still there but first signs that things might get better again in a not too distant future
It was simple and yet it's something a shlog like WfC would never manage to do because the respective writers insist that fiction must remain completely separated from reality and that robots are just talking action figures instead of characters. Even though it's the very capability of connecting that allows an audience to relate, feel or fear while watching fiction in the first place.
The only people for which this literally doesn't matter are young kids who might still lack the abilty to recognize and interpret actions, emotions and the effects an evironment has on the people. So despite praising itself as adult cartoon/"anime" WfC is, in a way, more childish than most other series, including those people often call out for being childish, like TFA and the likes.