What I like most about their world is how quiet it is. Motorized traffic is a constant inescapable noise that we've lived with for all our lives, but a hundred years ago the only ambient sound would have been running water, just like it has been for the tens of thousands of years of recorded human history. Somehow people accept noise as inevitable as gravity, and indeed many take pride in how much noise they can make, but there's something terrible about losing our peace and quiet, forever.
Even the pony train is quiet. It's not the roaring screeching behemoths that the wealthy installed in our country in order to control resources over a much greater area. Their howling, grinding factories are equally absent. But mostly it's the lack of auto traffic I notice in Equestria.Yet another reason to hate Princess Mary Sue Cadenza