So yeah, the whole "Dashie needs to learn to not be a jerk"... ...why is this still a thing? Why do the writers keep Flanderizing Rainbow Dash into an insensitive jerkass? Sure, she's a loudmouthed braggart, but she's not a jerk. She's actually a very kind and sensitive Pony... ...when the writers remember it. I can at least give it credit that the lesson came organically rather than have the Elder Ponies play a mean-spirited prank on her ("28 Pranks Later"), or just being asses to her (Fluttershy in "Tanks for All the Memories"). The whole episode, with Rainbow Dash being horribly insensitive of the Elders just because of the damn rollercoaster, felt massively out of character for her. And the whole thing is hypocritical. Pinkie Pie is a much bigger jerk than Rainbow Dash ("A Friend in Deed", "Filly Vanilly", "Green Isn't Your Color"), yet I have yet to see a "Pinkie needs to learn to stop being a jerk" episode.