Also comparing Touhou to MLP is absolutely idiotic and only serves to legitimize MLP's position in the subcultural/chan world.
Autism is spending your days in an anime imageboard having the exact same discussions every single day while reaching no conclusions, consensus or downright achieving anything.
Touhou fucking sustained the doujin subculture for years with thousands of people creating content with increasingly higher standards every year, from light novels, to manga, to hentai and videogames, serving as a gateway for people to build their brand, become pros and even innovate as far as art is concerned. That ain't autism. It's hard work.
MLP is contained cancer in the western subculture movements that refuses to die and has produced nothing of significance. That ain't comparable to Touhou. That's just autism.