Sure, but the dip in quality between shows is substantial. Star Wars Rebels isn't as good as The Clone Wars, but is still a good show. It does a lot of stuff right. RiD 2015 hardly does anything right, it's just not that great a show. It not being as good as Prime has nothing to do with me not liking it, and I'll agree that people shouldn't dislike it for that reason alone. If RiD had come out in a world where Prime didn't exist, I bet it would still get a lot of hate. Maybe not as much as it does get, since there wouldn't have been a previous show to compare it to, but it's still got a lot of flaws.
And that's not to say Prime was perfect either. The majority of the series was "there's an old Cybertronian relic on Earth. Let's get it before the other guys do!". It was the characters and how they progressed (on top of the darker themes and action) that made that show so great. RiD had the chance to do something similar but in a more kid friendly way, but has tripped over itself time and time again.
I haven't seen all of Rescue Bots, but from what I've seen, it actually does seem like it's been doing a better job than RiD in the story/character department. They aged up Cody for pete's sake. That's smart, and not something I thought a 'pre-school aged' kids show would do.
I only have two RiD figures, but I love Fracture. He's a pretty great figure.