Look, I've got 2 kids, ages 2-3. They love the show and it's very accessible as the first 3 seasons are streaming on netflix. I have to admit that this show has grown on me. It's not as retarded as some of the other kids shows they like to watch and the laid back vibe of the show is really appealing to me. The animation and color palate are addicting. I don't view being a fan of the show as emasculating at all. If your entertainment preferences determine your manhood, than we live in a pretty sad culture. Besides, I also enjoy watching sports, violent movies, and video games. My favorite character is either twilight sparkle or rainbow dash. I'm convinced rainbow dash and applejack are secretly in a relationship.