Huh....I think I would be ok with this. It be a fun thing that they could expand on. Add to the dex entries, maybe give prizes for certain milestones. Connect it to global link. Then make it so you have one trainer ID that you can use for every new game. Sure you start every game as a "rookie" like Ash but you also have these accomplishments recorded to look back on.
.....said an almost 30 year old married guy driving a van part time for a living 3ds my fc, 0602-6823-9646, my wifes 0146.9112.0071