Bulbasaur has always been my favorite, and I'll always pick it when available. :)
Same here. Bulbasaur was my first pick from games prior and I was a big fan of Bulbasaur during the TV show. I can't see anyone taking his place as Generation one starter. The only gym I felt bad that I could not use him was at Cinnabar Island, against Blaine's Fire Types. He was great handling everyone else though.