@Background Pony #2EC0
S5 fans ass-kissed Larson because he flattered and pandered to them like nobody’s business.
Haber didn’t. Quite the opposite, he was rather spiteful and trolly to them on Twitter. This led to a Larson-Haber slapfight. Larson enjoyed an incontestable cult of personality until the Haber era, when more people showed up who openly despised him. (Note that Larson had no reason to gaf since he had left the show for… whatever he’s doing now.)
Merriwether wrote Mysterious Mare Do Well, which apparently
everybody went back in time and retroactively hated when I wasn’t looking.
However, the writer I definitely remember bronies harassing on Twitter because "ur episode sukk" is Dave Polsky. He and
Merriwether did Spike At Your Service, which sucked. He did the Discord redemption episode with Teddy Antonio.
I distinctly recall Polsky resolving to improve and (in my view at least) doing far better episodes later on, but this was years ago so w/e.
Polsky alone wrote Feeling Pinkie Keen, Over a Barrel, Too Many Pinkie Pies, Games Ponies Play, Daring Don’t, Rarity Takes Manehattan, Twilight Time, For Whom The Sweetie Belle Toils, Equestria Games, Appleoosa’s Most Wanted (sic), Brotherhooves Social. I would definitely say these episodes get better from earlier to later.