The IDW Comics universe has had such a different take on G1, one that's now significantly represented by the Generations toys, so they share a forum. A modern take on a Real Cybertronian Hero. Currently starring Generations toys, IDW "The Transformers" comics, MTMTE, TF vs GI Joe, and Windblade.
I don't understand the shipping at all. Cybertronians are social people, so having friendships, even very close friendships, makes sense, but physical romance implies that Cybertronians reproduce sexually, which we know isn't true in this continuity; they just build an empty body and Cybertron imbues it with a spark.
Why do they have these desires? IT DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE TO ME.
Check it out, a honey bear! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinkajou