@Background Pony #7A60
That's entirely fair point, however, if we assume that 'Clique of Alicorns keeps every being separated by race and are evil' leak is right, in my opinion, it ultimately really hard not to make that fault of Twilight narratively, these are her heirs, and probably also some sort of relatives. (Cadenza being married to Shining and all.) So it's just hard for me to picture her being bad at picking/grooming heirs and
bad at handling mess that made not being a factor in such case, but then again, that's me basing it off leaks that might or might not be correct. However, and please don't see this as attack on your point, 'times change' argument I'm not sure how much works here, Twilight is an Alicorn, and we seen both Celestia and Luna living for over thousand years, and not really being that much worse for the wear. Surely, that would change power dynamic of times changing pretty hard, at least in my opinion. Unless the show is set in really far future.