Drama - I’m all for debate, sharing opinions, and hell I think some fighting is necessary, unavoidable and even sometimes healthy, but my beef isn’t what you think. Bronies tend to take any kind of debate or argument as ‘Drama’, labelling anything controversial as ‘Drama’. Even if it’s a civil discussion, if it’s at all heated, it’ll be labelled as “Drama”, and it’s ridiculous. By the same token, whenever someone posts about something unpopular, and it’s against another person’s opinion, status or judgement, they end up bombarded by ‘white knights’, completely out of control and the whole discussion ends up circulating about people making a fuss over it, and that fuss being annoying, and not the actual topic of debate. Stop.
Behaviour - Bronies need to understand that restraint is necessary when sharing your interests. it’s perfectly fine to show your colours a little and share what you’re passionate about, but the whole conversion thing has always irked me, and public quoting and sing-a-longs make me incredibly uncomfortable, even when it’s contained within an establishment, pub or function space etc. Perhaps I’m a little jaded, but I’d rather fans of the show act like normal human beings, instead of hyper-obsessed 4 year olds.
Music: A lot of things to do with the music side of the fandom needs to stop. Bronies have this obscured, almost pathetic view on music in the community, where they will selfishly lap up the same thing over and over, as long as it’s related to the show, but as soon as it starts being anything they’re not used to, they either lose interest completely, regardless of how big a fan of the musician they are, or flip out and start bashing it, either for the lack of “pony”, or they jump on the critic bandwagon and pick holes in it because it’s a new genre or style for that musician, where their opinion basically equates to ‘It’s not as good as your other stuff’. And when something in their view is perfect gets criticised, even by someone well meaning, they end up getting attacked (Not implying anything here, nope). I don’t like the view of music in the fandom, I don’t like how it’s promoted, consumed and regarded, I find a lot of the sites to do with promotion provoke a toxic attitude, and I feel they play a huge part in hindering the creativity of otherwise very talented musicians, forcing them to conform to a set of standards and prerequisites. There is so much more in this category too, but I’ll summarise: Stop believing that you are privileged to what musicians create.