I have long since realized that FiM will never be what it was when Lauren Faust was at the helm but, to me, this episode was the final nail in the coffin. The male writers built the entire episode with sexist tropes and, in the space of 22 minute, they managed to undermine Lauren Faust's vision in every conceivable way. I was not even going to mention my feelings towards this episode because I find it so depressing, but a tumblr blogger has eloquently described my problems with the episode for me. I strongly urge anyone interested to read his review linked below.
Another ModBlog's "Keep Calm and Flutter On" review: [link]