Aradae wrote:A lot of people are worried that Lauren Faust leaving means the quality of the show would drop considerably. I, on the other hand, am confident that the show will still be amazing. Things like MLP aren't put together by one person and her biggest contribution is already complete. She has shown us that it's possible for these shows, which used to be nothing more than thirty minute commercials for the product they were selling, to have a soul of their own world's apart from the hasbro toys.
A number of people who work on the show (I believe two animators and a director) have posted around the web saying that despite her departure, they think Season 2 will be awesome and that the rest of the team hasn't changed. The fact they care enough to post that should be proof enough that the show's quality will be maintained.
I agree, I think Faust helped shape the show's characters and tone but the actual quality also came from everyone else who worked on the show. The two episodes she had a hand in writing (pilot) were actually quite weak and in an adventure style rather than the sitcom style used for the rest of the series that worked better.