It kind of was a con in a way, because they were selling a shoddier product.At least Flim & Flam's service was actually a con this time, it didn't make any sense last time when their machine was better at collecting apples than the Apple family were.
Well, I think most of the Mane Six find her annoying at times, not just Twilight. But I wouldn't say she doesn't seem to like her. That would mean Rarity and Apple Jack damn near hate each other with all the fighting they do. RD acts like any of them could be annoying depending on the day. I guess I'm just saying, they all fight at times, but I've never gotten the feeling, personally, that any of them truly disliked another. Annoying, I can agree with, though.Okay, I'm worded that wrong. Pinkie definitely likes Twilight, but I get the feeling Twilight finds Pinkie's hyperactivity annoying, (Although to be fair, it can be from time to time) and then there was the Feeling Pinkie Keen episode where Twilight seemed so determined to prove Pinkie wrong, (And getting so angry at her, she turned into a Rapidash) and in Baby Cakes, Twilight was very condescending towards Pinkie, thinking she wasn't capable of looking after the babies.