This was setting up the background of the Transformers to the normal viewing audience, I have huge expectations of a sequel, more explosions, more on the Transformers, and a more focused on the Transformers storyline. Spiderman 1 was like that, it was boring because it was Peter discovering his powers, but Spiderman 2 was an amazing film. Transformers 2 will be much better than the first I guarantee it.
I actually agreed with you until I realized that Spider-Man 3 sucked. So, once the character or characters are established, shouldn't they just get better and better? Sounds good in theory.