Likes the Battle Network Series, people can't really hate Gen 1, because despite it's flaws (mostly Psychic's dominance, weird type balance like Bug/Poison) it was finding its place, Gen 2 took the rough edges and smoothed them out.
Dunno how adding more types makes a generation a winner...i mean before R/S came out, attempting to add in socialization bonuses and forcing Legendaries as part of a plot, G/S/C was pretty much beloved, plus it made a lot of use of the Gameboy.
Sorta hard to compare a 3D game that hasn't came out yet to a game that has added new types, if it is counting DP's special split, then there might be something up.
EDIT: For anyone curious about BN, here's a list of my preference; ordering from worst to best is probably: 1, 4, 5, 6, 3, 2, like i said, 1 was finding it's place, 4's story is extremely bad but i praise that it attempted to add in Navi Attacks as Chips....for multiplayer tournaments only.
For Pokemon, it has to be RBY, RS, GSC, FRLG, E, DP, Pla, HGSS, BW2, BW, i put BW2 below BW because it wasn't totally original plus it shoved stuff like Pokestar in your face to continue in the story)
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