FOAR SVETLANA was indeed great. Technically, it was astonishing, but at the there was a strong negative reaction to Catie's UltraHyper performace. They said she was "trying too hard", and so she toned the character down. I think that's unfortunate.
Since Catie returned, she has always done Boxxy for the fans, and the demands of the Boxxy fans are never-ending, contradictory, and a bit of a straightjacket. With such a small range, it's hard to be fresh. Everybody wants Boxxy to be the same as before, only somehow different. And damned if she doesn't her best to satisfy these ridiculous demands.
Right now, it does seem like it was downhill from FS, and I find the more recent videos hard to watch. However, I sometimes wonder how "FOAR BOYS" and "FOAR EVERYPONY" will look five or ten years from now, when I haven't spent years watching FOAR EVERYWUN over and over again. And, as I sometimes have to remind myself, I found "FOAR EVERYWUN" hard to watch at first.
By all rights, this should not be something that we have to argue about. With all the hype, and all the expectation, and everything that had happened, and Catie facing a huge audience that she hadn't known before, the Return of Boxxy should have been an unambiguous disaster. During those first months of 2011, I was mentally preparing myself to forgive Catie for the shitty Boxxy video that I was certain was coming.
The old Boxxy videos were lightning-in-a-bottle masterpieces. The new ones are certainly okay. There's nothing wrong with them. The question is: How much Boxxy do we need? Catie's doing new stuff all the time.
If I was a mod, I might have deleted that post, but I wouldn't have banned the user.