As with most of you guys, I was originally a fan of BIONICLE. I followed the story from 2001, when I got my first set, right up until the present. I am still a fan of BIONICLE but I don't think Hero Factory is too bad either; although I only really buy them for MOC pieces for my BIONICLE creations.
Until 2011, I laughed whenever I saw an image of the Hero Factory 2.0 sets. Their armor looked chunky and ridiculously over-sized, their weapons looked silly, and their visors looked extremely goofy (FURNO!). However, after seeing how easy it is to make new characters from literally the same pieces and from seeing how they have far better articulation than the original Hero Factory sets, I have largely changed my opinion.
My Building Style
For this reason, I have decided to largely focus my creations around the 2.0 frame: because I don't have a lot of time to dedicate towards Hero Factory creations with such a busy BIONICLE storyline, and because it makes the construction of sets a whole lot easier.
A lot of the time, I like to build simple creations which are generic and unspectacular in every shape and form. Usually, or at least in the cases of Jay Ratchet, Anna Thorne and Patrick Gust, I will generally do this to show the difference between Elite heroes and the Rookie heroes. In this case, my Elite heroes, such as Jenny Sharp and Jack Reacher, end up with more detail and bulk. But, at the end of the day, it's just me playing with a bunch of plastic pieces. I do it for fun and I'm happy with what I do. It's LEGO, it's hard to apply an order to creativity.
This user wants to kill Furno... and you know you do too...