Originally Posted by kyuuketsuki
The two are different but not completely so. The first generation had it's own merits. However due to the look and overall tonality it was unable to break gender barriers as generation 4 has. That is what makes friendship is magic so special. I watched GI Joe as a kid and thought my little pony was too girly and never gave it a shot. In fact, if you told me a year ago that I'd be a fan of my little pony I'd have accused you of drug use. But after watching friendship is magic and cr's reviews, I decided to give the other generations a shot. And though they didn't click well with me I saw the appeal for the target audience for the most part. So tough I'm not a fan of the entire franchise,I can at least appreciate it better than my other male peers whom have never looked at it because they probably view it as an affront to their manhood.
They are just being stubborn.
I have one quite active brony as a friend, and one female (how do you call a female brony anyway?)
Additonally we have together convinced several others to watch the show, some of them though it was OK, whereas others just dumped it right after the first or second episode.
I for one felt as if liking this show would perfectly fit my personality, and hence I decided to watch it and liked it.
Same thing happened to me with anime, I thought liking anime would fit my personality, so I watched it and liked it.