He-he, i returned (after few years being away from that forum) mostly to check is there a topic 'bout MLP and here it is
For my surprise there is very lil', close to zero hatred or adoration, which shows total indifference to pony subject. It seems i've brought pop-corn for nothing – no war in the thread :-(.
I've encountered presence of MLP subject in 2011 in PC (for Celestia's sake) magazine. Checked pilots, didn't get it. Then one day acidently i bumped to another episode on youtube and it was hit for me. From now on i'm checkin' equestriadaily on daily basis. :-O
Also there's documentary film 'bout «bronies», i encourage you to check out this free clip, made by the community (that's why i love it, also – it's De Lanci singing!):
(Classification presented here's pure nonsence, but i love the dedication put in the work)
I've never stopped watching cartoons, and i watched every animated thing on TV, even Sailor Moon. Now, of course with Internet, i'm much more picky, for example now i am able not to watch anime anymore, 'cause there are plenty of good western cartoons. For my personal aknowledge there's a significant lift in industry, i especiouly want to point out:
Adventure Time, Regular Show and Amazing World of Gumball, these are simply great (it's just the pinnacle, there are plenty of shows that are good, but not as "GodlyAmazingILoveEmGoog"). People also talk 'bout some disney toon with "Falls" in the title, but i didn't check it out. Also, Phines and Ferb is surprisingly amusing too. I'm glad kids these days having such high quility shows. The most unlucky generation is one that grew up in early 2000s :-), IMHO.
P.S. I'm not a «brony», i'm just a man enjoying the show (and drawing ponies).