Oh man I love Power Rangers...first show I remember from my childhood after Ninja Turtles...Beetleborgs anyone? xD
SPD was probably my favorite. Space was pretty awesome...Rangers/Turtles crossover...again awesome. Unfortunately now the newer American versions make me cringe...though maybe I just haven't been letting them hit their stride.
I prefer the Sentai now thanks to SPD cause Dekaranger was great. Magiranger>>>>(yea. four greater thans.)Mystic Force and though I haven't finished Gekiranger(Jungle Fury) it is pretty rocking too. Shinkenger drops a load on most of what I saw from Samurai and Go-Onger(RPM) was alright too. Though you might be disappointed by the serious lack of Dillon, Sabby. Gunpei is definitely no Dillon...kinda the opposite actually lol. Maybe Hiroto?
So if you haven't seen the Sentai versions do yourselves a favor. It will be like an alternate universe for your favorite seasons...you know cause Japan is an alternate universe. I was excited for Gokaiger too until I saw the first episode of Megaforce(Goseiger) and it seems they are working the ranger keys into this season. Here's hoping they were just teasing us with them though. -crosses fingers-http://tvnihon.com/
Cause youtube don't cut it for me. Lol
I skimmed most of the topic and I gotta ask. Cause it was my biggest concern as a fan. So in line with your discussion...is it the morphing grid that also teaches them how to use their weapons and abilties? "Alright Zordon just sent us this new death cannon." -Rangers know where all the buttons and dials are and fire the weapon's most powerful attack with no problems or questions-