That's kind of purposely missing the point. Shockwave is a distinct major character without a real counterpart. The insecticons are a team of lots of similar guys, and he was just suggesting maybe shining a spotlight on a few of the lesser seen members instead of the usual 3 might be nice.
-ZacWilliam, this just seems to be a weird thing to go out of your way to pick an argument with...
Define distinct, becuase We've seen him as mostly useless Sycophant, a logical usurper, A super scientist, A psycho killer, an infiltrator/spy. Almost everytime Shockwave gets used he's just barely the same character. He tends to fill whatever role is needed.
Distinct as in a single very unique and memorable character/toy from 85 with a distiinct size and look and general fuction as "logical powerful secondary villian."
-ZacWilliam, also that's really nitpicking in a way that's entirely irrelivent even if true, to what we're actually talking about, which is that there are a bunch of Insecticons and we could maybe stand to have some variety in the ones that get spotlight...
And Shockwave has a very distinct look. He's not easily mistaken for anyone else, whereas I have seen people mistake Shrapnel/Chop Shop, Kickback/Ransack, and Bombshell/Barrage.
Shockwave gets mistaken for no one.