Right, it's not easy to catch all the pokemon, nor should it be. It's not supposed to be easy to complete a game and if it is then it's meaningless.
I had the dex full in red and silver and then finally in pearl, beyond that and some EVing during the pearl days I didn't do much, I don't really think of myself a completionist, a game must compel me to become that for it :p.
I still haven't gotten any new game past soul silver, I dunno why, I occasionally lose interest in Pokemon and then regain it after a few years. XD
Wow its like I posted in your name. I did get black because a friend got white (also was curious on this "revolutionary story") but after beating the game i just put it down. Something about Pearl really drew me in to going above and beyond. Might be that was when I learned about competitive battle.
lol at lifeless guys. You are to cool for this site.