- It's Short, So It Sucks!: Some complaints about the arc is that it could have stand to have more space to flesh out both story and character interactions.
- Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: After extensive criticism for being unjustly Easily Forgiven for her bullying, Babs Seed being portrayed as feeling like she still has to struggle to prove she's good now, effort to help fellow reformed antagonist Trixie Clear My Name because of it, and their subsequent Friendship Moment has fully redeemed her to many.
- They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: Some might see that Rough Diamond was used more of as the mysterious thief concept than as an actual character. While some were fine with it for the sake of Trixie and Babs friendship, there was a feeling that more could have been done with her.
- Though to be fair, the writer himself did wish to have more of a backstory and/or motive for Rough Diamond, but he didn't have space for it.
YMMV / My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (IDW) Issue 21 to 22