This book is fun, exciting and well paced. Rodimus (Hot Rod's new name) is the cavalier, hot-headed rogue of his tech specs, and the leader of the crew here. He has a brash, James T. Kirk aura to him, which is exemplified in Drift's awe. Magnus is altogether po-faced in a Spock/Worf composite and the rest of the cast are excellent in that, although they all crack gags in some shape or form, they each have their own personalities... the cast is large, however, so that's quite an achievement to make them stand out from each other.
At first I was a little resentful of only receiving the first three issues in this TPB, along with the one-shot 'Death of Optimus Prime' story that precedes it. However, the Optimus story is the perfect setup to the beginning of this series, and is superbly handled, with a Prime that you would recognise from his Furman G1 days (in both looks and personality), and the somewhat more sinister Prowl (who is more recognisable in his plotting from say 'Last Stand of the Wreckers'.
The great thing about this book is that it draws on all the history of Transformers media up to this point, and yet you don't have to know anything about that in order to enjoy this. Its there for people that know it/remember it. At the same time it also brings in plenty of fresh elements in characters like Skids and Tailgate, whilst others are given a fresh coat of 'character' paint e.g. Whirl, Chromedome and Ratchet.
Perhaps one of the few criticisms to be levelled against 'More Than Meets The Eye' is that its too jokey, with too many colloquialisms shared by the characters ("Its Skids, yeah"?)... too many of them saying "Yeah", and "Right" at the end of every sentence... but that really is the most minor of niggles.
Every panel serves a purpose here, nothing is wasted (e.g. Dreamwave issues from a decade ago), and it makes for a packed read. I've already pre-ordered the follow-on TPB. Love it.