I like this, and I agree. Just because Lauren Faust's design for Firefly was recoloured to become Rainbow Dash when copyright reared its head doesn't mean that we should stick with that as Firefly's G4 design. Also, her mane here looks delightfully retro!
I Agree fully. The recolor-Dash version just doesn't do justice enough. I like G1 Firefly's hairstyle, and the fact the her design was more horse-like and realistic while still being cartoon. As for the G1 series that came after - fat tubby ponies just don't cut it for me.