Being hyped for gen 5 was my first and worst mistake a fan could ever do. My hype was toward the random wifi and the new pokes that shown. And honestly, was the worse gen i ever played. Here is my reasons:
The designs of pokemon. The only ones i liked the snivy tree, the weather disaster trio, bouffolent, exradrill, and sawsbuck. The rest were replaced by gen 1 to 4 pokes. The other teo starters i despised; especailly tepigs tree, as its typing was the same for the third time.
Battle tower replaced with battle subway was a downgraded idea. Battle tower frontier had many options to choose from, while battle subway became a watered down limit. Thankfully, PWT came along to partly save the gen
Musicial was a horrid mistake to begin with. While previous mini fun games have been a success; such as contests to pokethlob, musicial was something that the original gen 2 would come up with. Again and thankfully, studios came by to save gen 5
GTS still became troll ville.
Lastly, the story lacked character and an accurate comcept to grasp its attention. It was dull and boring, while gen 1 to 4 made complete sense and had a meaning to its story. One more time, the B/W 2 stunt thankfully saved its gen
The gen became a water down rush. It didnt appeal me well enough compare to the other gens. I liked little pokemon and not alot of its change. Granted, the avenue caught me off guard and i loved it, but the rest of its demeter did not appeal well enough to me.
That said is why im not hyped. When you make a mistake, you tend to make it again the second time. But i am also glad that gen 5 came to a quick close upon not only its failure on the games, but also its anime.
But i hope that gen 6 becomes 4x better than its previous gens and not follow gen 5's footsteps