I agree. The show's been going on long enough with no noticeable drop in quality (I'd say it's even INCREASED in quality) and with season 5 just around the corner, I'd say that Princess Twilight ISN'T ruining the show, the fandom maybe (what with all the anti-twilicorn morons running around), but the show is still very good.
Plus, Hasbro decided to go back to little girl crap like "Every little girl wants to be a princess" (which is both false and sexist)
Is this what Lauren Faust wanted Friendship is Magic to be about? To suddenly make the focus exclusive on the pretty, little princess and turning her friends all unimportant? No, this is Friendship is Magic, not Magic is Friendship or The Twilight Show
In all honesty, Twilight gets too much attention. Ponies like AJ and Rarity need more attention. Lesson Zero brought in the fact that the writers won't find some way to get her into every episode. Also, one of the reasons I like the show is because it isn't so girly as other kid shows and the reason I hated MMC was that it gave the message that "If you do what you like for an unnatural ammount of time, you'll be perfect and the best at it!"
Oh yeah and, it just came to me that post-Season 3 has some pretty lousy storytelling that just seem weird (don't forget about Equestria Girls, where every problem is pretty much solved in the next scene). An example; Why did Twilight let Trixie go after trying to make Ponyville serve her since she was proven a humbug in Boast Busters? Imagine if she came back to do more evil, I assure you that Equestria is too nice! A.k.a. Spoiled foals
...Ugh, why does Hasbro have to ruin Lauren's masterpiece not trying to be all-girly? (Keep in mind, they've done such a thing back with Transformers and G.I. Joe, with the former due to trying to sell toys)
Am I the only one who fully expected Twilight to ascend in some way or another (before the information hit the internet)??? I mean, looking back on the series, it makes perfect sense. I don't understand why people are so damn angry that she's a Princess. So she grew wings. .....and? We shouldn't hate her for that. She's still Twilight, except now she has a /very/ important (and special) job. We should all be proud. Our little Twily's all grown up......
Of course not. Fans have been speculating something like this would happen to Twilight since season one.
As far as I know, the main reason for the backlash against Princess Twilight is that it'll change the status quo. Though whether this is a good or bad thing has yet to be seen. No accounting for pessimism, I suppose.
I don't blame those who see positives in Twi the Alicorn, just remember that she is originally a unicorn and was out of character in MMC! (TS is not TS if she doesn't explain why she wouldn't like to be one, but I guess the toy was just to get money)
NOTE: Let's imagine her wings as magically transparent
Let's see, she simply agrees to become a princess as if she lost her autonomy, flies like she knew exactly how to work the wing skeleton, simply tells the ponies what to do, starts singing in the beginning and dancing on a table (something only Pinkie'd do), reads the rhyme out loud and just calls it nonsensical and so on.
Plus, I didn't understand how just writing text like that can make a spell. All she did was wrangle the text to say something different instead of sending the book back to Celestia, since that spell is totally dangerous as it affects memories!
Hey, you remember that cutie mark means "talent"? Too bad they nullified that with this Mystery Tour (of Death), as cutie marks suddenly represent "destiny".
Though, one might think Cel is more interested in her student than her friends. (Season 4's conclusion better indicate Celestia has dark secrets of her own, not just her sis' alter ego Nightmare Moon) ...Besides, if Twi's now the Element of Harmony itself, wouldn't that make her friends obsolete? I'm not sure if still is Friendship is Magic or is now called The Twilight Show!
Is becoming a princess really Twilight's destiny? Did she learn friendship just to gain royalty and turn her friends into servants who act like they're her friends? Is there any possibility Twi will give up her princess position? Why did Hasbro make this decision in the first place? Do they only want little girls to like horses, are they sexist, or is there something missing from the egghead?
There are more questions I didn't mention here, you might wanna think of 'em for what wasn't previewed with Season 4.
You can do if you want^^ I have of course my own view of this thing but who am I to criticize yours?
Character development is good but I think the alicorn thing is a bit too extreme. I mean RD as Wonderbolt-Cadet and new big sister of Scootaloo is good and believable. But Twi turning into an Alicorn and possible princess feels a bit over the top. Would be like RD becomes captain of the Wonderbolts immidiately after she arrived on the base. I always though she would end up as teacher or Celestias new personal secretary. Twi is my favourite pony I hope they don't screw her up with this.