after the worst season AND the worst finale...it cannot be good. If some writers are dumb enough to change drastically and suddenly a character just like that in such a rushed and senseless FINALE...I am worried. purple crappy princess...I won't feel bad if i stop watching the show from now on. mlp could stop for me at 64 episodes.
I think the writers have done a fine job overall thus far. Each season's had good episodes, great episodes and lame episodes. Season 4 will be much the same. Well, objectively speaking at least. Not everyone will agree with that assessment, but it's what I've perceived to be the case. I find most people with a poor opinion of the show these days tend to be fans disillusioned with the fandom and hasbro. The sheen and novelty has worn off as we approach season 4 and allot of people are feeling testy and upset at all the change that was inevitable.
Me though, I've always enjoyed the show with child-like optimism. I don't watch episodes for in-depth and compelling plots, that was never FiM's strength (and anyone who thinks it was needs to re-watch the old episodes with the same cynicism so many view the new ones). I watch this show for the characters and their interactions. THAT is the show's strength and from where I'm sitting it's maintained it throughout all three seasons.
Besides, I don't take ponies and my headcanon as serious as others. So why should I worry? Any episodes I don't like I forget quickly, in favor of reminiscing about the ones I do enjoy.