Noticed some people say they dislike Rarity etc. Rarity is a rather unique character inthe way she is seen. Due to her being a dress maker who obsesses over being clean and beautiful etc. it is hard at first to get used to her. However she is one of those ponies that you need to look deeper into, look past her girly side to see what her character is really like.
She fits the element of generosity well, she is always helping others out even when it doesn't lead to herself being the best of the outcome, with her giving other ponies a hand etc. even small things like passing over an umbrella to Twilight. Her charms are very subtle but evident what you have an open mind to her.
Her overall style is personally one of my favourites. Even though she obsesses over beauty the way she goes around it is very good, like how she tries to charm the dragon and take his gems, then after she fails comments more on missing the gems rather than her actual task. I found that to be one of my favourite Rarity scenes.
As a pony she really doesn't start to shine her true self until the later episodes, when she makes the dresses and gets caught up in deadlines and how she was forced to make bad dresses etc and her breakdown for it I found that upsetting yet also great, for how she so doesn't actually understand how to be depressed but tries her hardest to, just because she thinks she is suppose to be depressed.
Of course her best episode which really brings out her character is when she is kidnapped by the diamond dogs. She is able to use all the ways she is seen by every pony to her advantage, to complain then whine at them allthe while having her own plan to get the gems herself, it gives that feeling that despite hating dirt and seeming to be incredibly girly when it comes down to it she can put aside how she is seen to get what she wants. I am not really doing a good job at explaining I can tell but anyway I take it people know what I mean about Rarity's character.
Also finishing of with how she wanted the romantic night at the Gala, but as her consort was a complete prick she doesn't care about getting dirty or anything anymore, just forcing her opinion out on the pony that ruined her day.
Rarity really does have this entire two sided nature to her where she is generous and helps every pony and is beautiful, yet when needed she can plan to get her hooves on anything she desires and stand up for herself through anything.
The main way I got used to loving Rarity as much as I do is from fanfiction, she is really one of those characters that shines through fanfiction. She is always a pleasure to work with and read about, what I love the most which is the way her generosity is perceived. One of my favourite fanfictions Campfire Stories (linked on a news post) Has Rarity being strait, yet she notices Rainbow Dash kissing Twilight Sparkle badly, so she goes out of her way to kiss Rainbow Dash herself to teach her how she is meant to do it, then she is noticeablly slightly disgusted by doing it afterwards but what she did helped the two ponies get together, it's that type of characteristation that I love, that her generosity and willingness to help others goes even past her own comfort zone, but she doesn't mind doing it.
So in a nut shell, I love Rarity, she is great.
Oh finally since I noticed someone say it earlier, yes I just noticed Bryan is using a quote from Added Weight in his signature. I loved that small gag myself and glad it was liked enough to make a signature about it. Also yes I will be doing that reading but you know, I am late as it is making my current story and really do need to upload it. On that note I think I am done, though I may have to rewrite the first bit it didn't seem to fit well, AGAIN, already started this story over before, really having trouble with it for some reason.