Why won't I stick around?
The rules. Too many of these rules make it impossible to have fun. Post a Rule 34 image anywhere besides /anon/ (and spoiled as well there!) and watch it vanish.
You may as well be at an officially sanctioned Hasbro website that's totally family safe. That's not what I came here for.
I still use /mlp/ as a read-only site and I've been posting /pone/ to test the waters. I haven't had any blowback on my posts.
I'm not holding out any hope that the forced attempt to make two diverse groups of MLP fans try to get along is ever going to work. Compound that with the reality of the history of pchan (which isn't going to vanish no mater how much denial is applied to the contrary) and you're already looking at a no-win situation.
You can claim that things have changed. But that doesn't mean it really has improved.
To be fair, I'll keep checking back here after the formal changeover.