I love how absolutely everybody is passing the buck: screenwriters to Bay, Bay blaming the voice actor. Yeah, right. The screenwriters are at seven figures a picture by now, and Bay's Michael Bay. The voice actor is a guy making scale who did what he was told to. Not that he's blameless, if this is as ghastly as it sounds, but there's no way he did that on his own.
(It's like when the guys writing SLIDERS kept writing ghastly Step'n'Fetchit stuff for Cleavant Derricks, and then blamed Derricks for acting poorly when they started to catch heat. This was when their critics pointed out that Derricks was a Tony-award-winning actor.)