Didn't in Platinum (I was kinda paranoid I wouldn't be able to beat Cynthia, so ditched Torterra mid-game). Didn't in White 2 (in my defence, I'd already used all the Unova starters in Black, and Blaziken is technically a starter). Don't plan to in Y (or whatever) because I prefer unconventional base stat distributions and animated object Pokémon (that this board will inevitably kvetch about) over animal-based Pokémon.
I didn't use my starter in Red either. But yeah, this pretty much. Didn't have a choice with Typhlosion (Houdoom couldn't be obtained yet). Blaziken, Swampert, and Sceptile were all good. Didn't like Infernape but I loved Torterra and Empoleon. Black and White's starters? Just...eww. --- However history remembers me, it shall only remember a fraction of the truth.
so for i plan on using the fire bird and the psy/dark squid
still looking to see what else is out there especially for ground type --- I don't know half of you half as well as I should like and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve. -Bilbo gamertag: smeaGollum4
Depends. I once did a Eevee game, so I ditched that grass turtle.
I planned to do it in Black 2 (Rotom team), but I just couldn't manage getting the Rotoms from D/P to B2. It was too much work. --- Official President of the The National Association for the Preservation of Manikins (SMT: Nocturne)
Only ditch my starter in nuzlockes, that's when it dies, which it has happened only once so far. Aquabowser... I miss you... ;_; --- Mentions of Zangoose since 6/27/2013 as of this post: 36 Official Shadow Zangoose of the X board and Salamence of PGD!