I remember when this first came out (the sanitized version); the lack of violence wasn't disappointing, with Japanese cartoons you sort of got used to reading between the lines and interpolating violence where appropriate.
The disappointment was what it looked the show was going to build to. We heard the legend of a warriorbot who was broken into five pieces, and I said, "okay, so it's going to be a quest for reassembling Voltron, cool". But then next thing you know, it turns out they already have all the five lions ready to go, including matching uniforms and waterslides. They completely skipped past what could have been the interesting part.
That would be pretty good all right.
There's another problem too. The original Voltron was supposed to be a robot with a mind of its own, at least that's the impression I got. So I guess that, by the time we've got five pilotable lions, Voltron is dead and now they're flying his dismembered corpse. Good times!
HE IS LEGION, FOR HE IS LIONS.
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