[text reads “Lauren Faust’s ideas aren’t the only ones that are valid.” Image is Rarity staring at a picture of herself and Sweetie Belle, drawn by Sweetie Belle.]
(Based on a submission)
Lauren Faust has a lot of great ideas and was missed a lot in Season 2. But she’s not the only one with good ideas. Some things were changed from the initial pitch (Pinkie gave Fluttershy her wings for example), and there are a lot of writers on board. Not to mention Hasbro asking for things to be included because they want to make toys.
A lot of Bronies insist that Lauren Faust would have done things this way or that way. You don’t know for sure, and besides, she’s been proven willing to compromise and change things, like the example I listed.
Furthermore, the franchise was created by Bonnie Zacherle, not Lauren Faust. Yes, that was the old generation that Bronies pride themselves in hating, but G4 wouldn’t exist without it.