Lauren Faust has stepped down from being Executive Producer of the show, She is now the Consulting Producer. Luckily the rest of the team will remain intact, but it's still sad to see her leave. She really did bring us something amazing. Hopefully whoever takes her place is willing to stand up to Hasbro's marketing department so we don't end up with Pink Trucks in season two. I am praying that they realize how ridiculous it would be to ignore this massive side demographic.
You can find the journal below, on her DA page with all of the additional details.
Lauren Faust's DA Journal
Thanks to all 10 of you who emailed me :3