I rahter liked Tigerforce, because of the deco partly, but also the figures looked nice... A "unique" off-shoot of many characters I liked, such as Recondo.
And seeing the Rattler in Tiger camo, the Dragonfly, etc... Those looked pretty damn nice like that.
Battleforce2000 wasn't bad either, and their vehicles formed a fortress... Not "realistic" like some of the earlier joes had been, but not too bad looking either.
To me, Joe jumped the shark when the big neon weapons started coming out, and when the "weapons that really shoot" thing was getting overdone. That was never something Joe was into, and it just made things goofy, and many accessories grossly oversized.
I will say, some earlier items were the first signs of the apocolypse though... Like the Golobulus figure, and while some love him, I say Serpentor was one of the earlier signs that things were going downhill... Simply trying to replace Cobra Commander in the first place never struck me as a stroke of genius.
There was some great things though, and to me the first 3 or 4 waves will go down as the BEST waves of toys ever. I mean, that first time you opened Snowjob, and saw skis that you could have him slide down a packed snow hill, well that rocks... And having Airborne repel down a rope... Those first vehicles that tied in perfectly to the first series of figures... The first glider vehicles that really flew, and they actually would stay in the air a long time and do loops... The Skystriker with working ejection seats that had parachutes on them.
Come on, that's GOOD toy making. That's toy making Hasbro seems to have left LONG behind.