I see it more as Chespin>Fennekin=Froakie. And even then, it's a close match, but Chespin's combination of cuteness and badassery won me over immediately.
Yeah, Chespin won me over the exact same way. I love Fennekin too, but Chespin is awesome! Great job on the new starters gamefreak. Except Froakie... Although things can get better if it's final evolution is better looking :P