>School of Friendship
I think the School of Friendship is pretty good. It attempts to be more of a battle of mind and manipulation. Although I don’t think it completely succeeds. I think Cozy Glow was a pretty interesting villian but could have had better plans. And for Neighsay, I think Twilight should have had better arguments to go against Neighsay. I also do think that teaching youngsters requires maturity that AJ and RD didn’t take seriously, I mean what if the students learned that competition was the only good?
But I wish they would have made School Raze be even more of a mystery/suspense/thriller story. I think it could have been a sort of Valkyrie kind of story.
>Pretty much everything in Season 9
For Season 9 I think one problem, is with the whole show. The whole pony conflict, it actually would have been interesting if throughout the whole show, they subtly showed some interpony conflict. Or at the very least in Season 9 perhaps introduce some disgruntled earth ponies with Canterlot politics or vice versa.
And with Discord I think the whole idea of him tricking Twilight into being braver should have probably been in an older season. Or in this case have it be only in the Sombra special where Discord reasonable had things under control. Maybe this should have been the arc where Discord truly became wise in his own way and perhaps showed his own kindness apart from Fluttershy.
And perhaps experiment with an actual Grogar plot. And maybe make him the one who freed Nightmare Moon and maybe even Tirek. So that the show could come full circle.
I have other ideas but I’ll probably save them for later.