What is it with everyone thinking socialism = hurr durr equal this, equal that? It was never even a major, flaunted point of it. Like, literally, I'm yet to see a single propaganda poster that has the word "equal" on it. Or maybe I don't remember them that well.
If anything they advertise the pride and importance of the working class. There's ones that underline the importance of maintaining good expertise and professionalism. There's ones for generally boosting morale. There's ones that urge you to work "over the norm" because you and your colleagues are so cool and your motherland would be proud. Like "Let's complete the five-year-plan in three years" sort of thing.
Simply not distinguishing classes by the amount of amassed wealth doesn't mean you can't climb ranks through your expertise and effort.
As for the episodes, it was quite nice! Didn't see best pony do much for now, but I'm sure it'll come. Plenty of action, too.