Touche. I just heard some things that didn't sit well with me (no new pokemon) (same starter) is this true?
They didn't add "new" Pokemon in the sense that they didn't add anything you can''t catch in Gens 1-5, but they did add new formes for the Kami Trio and Kyurem. They did add enough older Pokemon to the game so that the Unova Dex now sits at 300, though, so now you have Growlithe and Magnemite and Marrill in the main quest.
The same staters are there, but this is mitigated by the presence of early route Fire/Water/Grass Pokemon if you don't like them.
The game is just well-done, the tutors are a blessing, the Funfest Missions and other sidequests help reduce grinding and other tedium, the PWT and the like provide good post-game content, and the new additions and bonus shinies are very nice.
"Murder of the living is tragic, but murder of the idea is unforgivable." - Janus, speaker of the synod