I stopped caring about Hollywood doing this stuff to old properties.
The masses rule, the nerds drool. Or spew biley drool.
The masses made Transformers a hit in spite of a paper-thin plot based on a poorly animated series made to sell neat toys. (And yes, the toys ARE still neat today! But I speak of the original and recently updated originals, not the awful movie designs.) Heck, even the out-of-date car designs (like Hot Rod) on the original series were better-designed than the "revamped" robots in the new movie.
Hollywood will continue to stop doing remakes when people stop going to them.
...Or when more people wake up and actually take a look at the source material these remakes are based on.
There's no question to my mind that at least 75% of the original shows are BETTER than the remakes.
Transformers is the exception to the rule that these remakes WILL ultimately bomb because they're soulless corporate creations that lack the spark and humanity that their predecessors had. Otherwise the remake of Honeymooners would have eclipsed the Jackie Gleason original... just like the Will Smith Wild, Wild West was "better" than the '60s Wild, Wild West... just as The Beverly Hillbillies Movie was "better" than the original TV show... just as The Underdog movie will be "better" than the cartoon 'cuz it's live-action.
Does nobody else see a trend here?