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Recently a prescription to compute the superconformal index for all theories
of class S was proposed. In this paper we discuss some of the physical
information which can be extracted from this index. We derive a simple
criterion for the given theory of class S to have a decoupled free component
and for it to have enhanced flavor symmetry. Furthermore, we establish a
criterion for the "good", the "bad", and the "ugly" trichotomy of the theories.
After interpreting the prescription to compute the index with non-maximal
flavor symmetry as a residue calculus we address the computation of the index
of the bad theories. In particular we suggest explicit expressions for the
superconformal index of higher rank theories with E_n flavor symmetry, i.e. for
the Hilbert series of the multi-instanton moduli space of E_n.
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