What's funny is that a part of me wants to always think of Megatron as this penultimate, and relatively honorable, emperor of (moderate) destruction and then I make the mistake of putting in the G1 DVDs and I'm once again reduced to thinking of his weekly "scheme to steal earth's energy" ploys.
Screw you and your ruby crystals!
If you really look at the true canon of G1 cartoon characterization there ain't a whole lot to appreciate about the guy.
However, with that said, he sure as hell had a lot more to do in any single minute than that lame ass other version. Hell... I'll take a whining psychotic Galvatron over that even!
Can someone remind me why Frank Welker couldn't have been hired to provide those 10 lines of dialogue again?