I support this man, whole-heartedly, and I love the path he took after being a 'Disney child', because not a lot of them last when they grow up. He's starred in great films, and personally, I think he, himself, is a great actor. Keep doing your thing, man.
NOTE: Shia will star in the 3rd Transformers installment, hitting theaters July 1st, 2011, "Transformers: Dark of the Moon". I've seen set photos, and it looks 'box-office smash'.