I don’t think the problem with the show will be that we start to see less of Twilight or that her character interactions will be ruined. I think the problem is that if Twilight is an alicorn princess, we SHOULD be seeing less of her and her character interactions for the reasons you’ve stated. Twilight is being upgraded into a motherfucking god-queen, and the prestige and mystery of that will be completely diminished by her still hanging around Ponyville and fucking around. It will be harder for me to take the show seriously after seeing that. My problem with Hasbro turning Twilight into an Alicorn isn’t so much to do with Twilight as it is to do with my suspension of disbelief.
No one realizes how important the alicorn mythos is to the show. When they open up with the story of Luna’s fall at the beginning, they establish a history for this world, they give it a substance that can actually be taken seriously. The establishment of history and myth allows me to forget that Equestria is just a toy commercial for retarded little girls and to actually regard it as a strange and interesting new world inhabited by talking ponies and dragons and shit. Tricking me into thinking that this is an actual world inhabited by real characters is the only thing that can make me bother to give a fuck. I care about Dashie winning the young flyer’s competition because it is THE premiere Equestria flying event of the year, and if she wins it, she’ll be that much closer to getting into THE WONDERBOLTS fansqueal
If you spit on Lauren Faust’s awesome alicorn mythology by showing that alicorns can be made whenever Hasbro needs some flimsy excuse to sell their new purple alicorn toy, you force me to realize that this isn’t a world with a history, but an extended toy commercial being peddled by some executive pricks. Oh, is Luna having trouble making friends with ponies after 1000 years being away? Who gives a fuck, Hasbro is just trying to increase sales of the blue alicorn toy. Oh, are the settler ponies and the buffalo experiencing serious racial tension that seems difficult to resolve? Who gives a fuck, Hasbro is just trying to open up their new “Ponies in the West” line.
My suspension of disbelief managed to survive some of the stupid shit that Hasbro has forced in rather well, but I really am worried about being able to ignore that pair of purple wings every time I see them.