I had pretty much given up on MLP after they just started coming out with new versions of the same core ponies again and again. Seriously, how many Pinkie Pies does one need?
I was VERY skeptical of the new animated series after seeing the last G3 ones. I realize I'm in my 30's so I'm not the target age but even when I was little, the plotlines of the G3 cartoons would have bored me.
So I was pleasantly surprised by the new series from what I've seen so far. Plot wise it's really good and makes me think more of the original series. I'm not so hot on the new style of ponies though. Too much of a Powerpuff girls meets Littlest PetShop look.
I don't think I'll be buying any of these new style ponies(well maybe the princess) but it's certainly got me back into a MLP mode. On the downside it means I just blew about $150 on eBay and the trading post. lol
Maybe it's just me... but the cartoon style scares the poopy out of me... I must say that Nightmare Moon is my fave character so far too. XD
They butchered Rainbow Dash... I liked her Daaarling thing. lol Very cute story so far though, may be something I need to get my daughter into when I finally get cable back.