Alright, I'll get straight to the point: I don't like Fluttershy. I suppose this has something to do with the fact that I don't like "moe" characters in general. I know some of you are really into those but count me out. Generally speaking, moe characters are boring as fuck.
That said, even though she's almost inherently boring, the writers managed to put her in situations that are genuinely funny, and I applaud them for that. Still, I probably had more fun drawing the rabbit that's sick of being treated like a baby.
Well, Pinkie Pie can be labeled as an air-head. Spike can be labeled as the stereotypical boy, Rarity the shallow egoist with nothing better on her mind but fashion.
So my point is, using labels such as "moe" to express your views on a character, is rather boring and limiting in itself. LOL
Count me out on the sardonic perspective. I'm sure there are different characters to express different aspects of people that come out when in a group like that. There's always the goofy one, the serious one, the shy one, aggressive, etc.