After this season, which in my opinion was the second weakest season (third one is the weakest) i have come to the conclusion, that there is not alot of things left for me, that really keeps me hooked, because our main characters, most of the time this season, didn't had that much progress and some of the best episodes in this season, where actually about side characters.
Let's look at some of the good episodes this season:
Gauntlet of Fire
No Second Prances
A heartswarming tail
The Times they are a changeling
Dungeons & Discords
The Fault in our Cutie Marks
To where and back again
With these episodes, i see a very strange trend here. Our Main Characters, are not the main protagonists in here. They are all replaced by side characters, like Big Mac, Maud, Thorax, Spike (he is a side character for me and always will be) Discord, Starlight Glimmer (she was handled like a side character) etc. While the Mane 6, the characters which where build up tb care the most about, are stepping aside.
It's not only that, but the ones that do actually feature the mane characters as the focus, are actually kinda bad.
Let's look at those episodes:
Applejacks day off
The Cart before the Ponies
28 Pranks Later
I am not saying all are bad. Saddle row review was probably the best episode of this season. But you also have episodes Flutter Brutter, which just made me just made me shake my head.
I think it's kinda clear for me, that these writers just don't know to do with the main characters anymore. Rainbow Dash is finally a wonderbolt. Rarity has now 3 botiques in Equestria, Fluttershy is not afraid anymore, Twilight Sparkle came into her own, as a Princess and the CMC have their Cutie Mark. What else can you do, when the main goal of this series has been accomplished?
Also, some people will probably say "well, what about Scoots disabled wings for example?" They will never tackle this, because they always have played it safe with serious topics. Scoots wings, the question if Twilight is immortal, AJs supposedly dead parents and also if the Mane 6 will have a love interest. These are all stories that are not for this show to tell.
What i hope for, is that they bring Season 7 to a close, as good as they may can, bring out the Movie, which i hope is a good ending for the show and then a few years down the line create a whole new show, with new main characters that can grow and that we can fall in love again.
If you don't agree, that's fine by me. But i think it's time to close the book, that opened 6 years ago.