Wow, the hypocrisy in this thread reeks like no other.
"OMG! They changed the wording on GI JOE! OMG! IT SUCKS! THEY WENT INTERNATIONAL"
"Holy shit, Transformers they changed everything! OMG! IT ROCKED"
Transformers has gone through many many changes over the last 25 years. Just at a rough count I can come up with ten different Transformers universes, including the movieverse. I'm not an expert on GI-Joe, but I know a fair bit, and it doesn't seem to have been anywhere near as mutable, its not really surprising that people are pissed.
GI Joe has gone through many, many changes from Eco Terrorism to the Ninja thing. Read some of the comics.