I enjoyed the episode and I was glad to see Derpy (or Ditzy Doo? What do they call her?), but yeah, the Lyra/BonBon thing kinda….didn't sit with me at all. I really liked them as characters, and Lyra is pretty neat, but wow, did that scream queerbaiting. I also really liked Steven Magnet- I've loved him since episode one oops.
Favorite ponies are Rainbow Dash, Princess Luna, and…dare I say it, but I really adore Rarity.
I also do not like Flight to the Finish at all. I like to pretend that episode does not exist.