Hm. Seems the devious Seshitsto blocked me from ED just in time to prevent me from posting on an Episode Followup. Well, I didn't wear my useless fingers to the bone typing two whole paragraphs for nothing, so for anyone who gives more than 0.9 f***s (does DA crack down on journal entries with mature content?), here's some of what I thought:
So everyone hated the painfully predictable plot, and that's fair; as an armchair mystery, it's as simple as a maze in a children's activity book. But I think the “mystery” was less the episode's purpose, and more window dressing to make the caper more entertaining. The [much more important] core of the episode was about encountering a harsh truth about someone you idolize but don't personally know. Not only do they sometimes fail to live up to the image we have in our heads, but—as is the case here—the facts may even completely destroy that image. Silver-Quill made a stupendous video on this topic a while ago, and I'm sure he's already referred to it within the last twenty-eight hours.
And that's not the only lesson kids can take away. In Wind Rider's deceit, it conveys a sort of morality tale about selfishness, and lines that shouldn't be crossed. The guy was highly respected and revered, but the minute he decided to screw someone over just to stay on top, he no longer deserved the respect that he was so determined to cling to. As is the case with Suited for Success and Equestria Games, it's a lesson everyone should carry into adult life.