So yeah Tommy Oliver left, I think we should all know that by now. This has caused some discussion among the fandom, so I think it's time for me to to throw my two cents into this.
First, I find it weird how Appleloosa's Most Wanted was the ultimate final straw for him. I mean, the episode is probably my least favorite of the season so far, but that's more in a meh kind of way.
Second, from what I've heard, it was kinda expected. I mean, I just heard that in his Cutie Map review, he said that anyone who enjoyed it is a mindless drone. That is a fallacy and a blanket statement to say that.
Also, his rant on the fandom is too condescending in nature. If you want people to take you seriously, never act overly cynical. It just makes the tone sound bitter and you to sound elitist.
Now the big one. The part where he said that the fandom was being overly positive. To this I say,
When did it become a crime to like an episode?
Yes, it's apparently bad to be overly positive on an episode. Yes I get it, some people will say that the whole show is perfect and flawless which is a lie. Nothing is perfect. But hey, why let people still enjoying the show bother you? It's not like that greatly affects you and will be a big deal. There are episodes that I have personal gripes with, but hey if you like those episodes, then I won't hold anything against you. This should be the standard for critics. When critiquing an episode, make sure that A. Your arguments make sense and B. Your tone is sound. When your tone comes off as bitter and cynical, you just sound whinny. I'd recommenced going the route of someone like Dr. Wolf. He looks for the good and bad of an episode and even when he has a negative opinion, still manages to hold a sound tone.
I honestly really don't care that Tommy Oliver left. I unsubbed him a while ago and plus, better critics like Silver Quill and Dr. Wolf came around after that. So yeah, so long farewell.