Well, I prefer it that Pinkie remain on the ground. Limits the amount of damage the whole 4th wall nonsense can cause. Plus without surpirse leaving we would have never gotten Spitfire. Don't think I could handle not having the Wonderbolts. Plus then we wouldn't have Rainbow Dash. and without Dash we wouldn't have us bronies. and then were would we be? Living normal UN-pony-inticed "boring boring boring!" lives. It was a necessary step in the grand scheme of everything.