I am a brony. We don't watch the show for nostalgia or anything like that. We watch it for the content. Honestly I was surprised when I first watched it. The show has a great story, great characters and character development, and amazing animation! The show is a lot more mature than other cartoons and actually has references young girls wouldn't get like terminator, the big lebowski, Star Trek, and more. The humor is very subtle, but it's still funny. The writing is great and the voice acting is top notch. The animation is smooth and has lots of detail and shading. And yes, there are songs. I fancy the songs much but a majority of them are very good and upbeat. There are lots of action sequences too. At the end of most episodes are some very useful life lessons. One of them is don't judge a book by its cover. I think that's something we can all learn here. Next time, make sure you know what your dealing with before you judge. Chef out a couple episodes. I strongly recommend Return of the Harmony parts 1 & 2, and The Crystal Empire parts 1 & 2. I hope this can be of use to you. Thanks!