Copypasting my sentiments from another thread I posted in about the show.
I've been a massive Star vs the Forces of Evil fan since before it came out. I was on /co/ years ago when all we had were the pilot sketches and it was thought that Cartoon Network was buying the show, but it wound up going to Disney instead. The first five episodes, in terms of the writing and art fluidity, were fantastic.
However, its like Daron and her staff became lazier as time went on. Like Gravity Falls, the show had been put on many hiatuses because the episodes weren't even finished yet and at one point we learnt that the third season was being worked on before they had even formally finished the rest of the episodes for the first season. The same happened with the second season; Delays and delays. I'd check Daron's Instagram account and she was rarely at the office. She was always off in Europe or Mexico with her husband and the few times she was at the office, it was them having constant cosplay parties. I mean, I'm not saying that they couldn't have fun at work, but the staff and she seemed more focused on acting like overgrown children than actually finishing the show up when fans had been begging. Not only that, but Daron and her staff started to shoehorn a lot of stuff in; Making Marco wear ballet slippers and befriend Star's shitty ex, lolsorandum humor out the ass, the staff trying to make it seem as if Marco was gay for Star's ex or some crap, and hamfisted muh feminism stuff. Like, we get it dude, its a show for girls but you don't need to make it a bad fanfic-tier creation when it once had potential. A lot of us watch this to escape, not to be reminded of real world bs.
The show is still going and I've seen some of the recent episodes, but its pretty much waifu wars 2.0 now. The pacing and writing really does reek of a bad fanfic. Oh, not to mention our two "major villains arcs" were disappointments.
I just wish we could have Starco already. Whoring Marco out to every single other character smacks of 30 something year old women self inserting.