You know, change is inevitable and while I do lv the charming simplicity of the early seasons, and I admit things were a bit rudderless for a while there, it's my firm opinion that the show has some really enjoyable growth and is still of good quality.
It's not "realism" to just be grumpy that something you loved changes. That's called being a curmudgeon. Now, I'm not saying I want starry-eyed unquestioning worship of the show but it does get a bit old to have you crochety haters pissing on wat I love while I'm trying to discuss it with people.
Further, it's just confusing. I have difficulty separating those who still enjoy pony from those who hate it when all they say is that it sucks ass.
meh. Don't go changing tho, I don't know what I'm talking about anyway.