Put it this way; as long as Nintendo/Game Freak continues to make the series as addicting and fun as they were back when I first discovered Red & Blue in high school (1998), they are guaranteed to get my money for every new Pokemon generation. With the 3DS here, I am actually REALLY excited to see how the series will evolve on that handheld (no pun intended).
Play/Do whatever you want as long as you're happy with yourself. Doesn't hurt to surround yourself with like-minded people who will accept you, too.
Pokemon HG FC: 0346 1562 0396 Pokemon Black FC: 0733 4151 6242 Name: Marc