No. I have no problem playing my old Gold. I started in Gen II. Later late because Gen III seem to have come out the day after I bought Gold. Ruby and then FireRed. FireRed interested me in Red and I later (after I started playing Platinum) got a Red/Blue/Green/Yellow four-in-one adaptation for GBA.
I actually started in two, went forwards to four and then jumped back and I've been in I and III ever since.
I actually don't care about graphics and sound. Seriously.
Gamefreak better add a feature that can topple this fairy type.