Really enjoyed it - felt the Pinkie Pie bits got a little tiresome after the opening bit, though. All the Academy stuff was great, and good to see RD recognising that there is a limit to how brash and risky you can be. I have sometimes found that Dash doesn't quite see how reckless she is, and this was good character development in that way.
Had to miss seeing it live, as I was watching The Hobbit at the time, but people did a good job in getting the iTunes version out fairly quickly afterwards!
Are the episodes carrying on right through Christmas? I've been hesitant to look for details in case of spoilers.