Seriously? NOBODY liked those games, Gamefreak went 1 step forward and 10 steps back with Ruby and Sapphire. Everything innovative with Gold and Silver was completely ignored and lost with Ruby and Sapphire.
This board is the only board I've ever seen that loves Hoenn, although this is Gamefaqs, so it is loaded with hipsters.
Look, it's fine to like whatever game you want, People will call me a "genwunner" simply because I like the original 151 the best, but I certianly don't have anything against the new pokes. I never complained about the trash bag, ice cream, or car key pokemon.
To tell the truth, I've very bitter about Ruby and Sapphire because then it wasn't about "catchin 'em all!" anymore. Then it became, well basically what it's been since then. People breeding 420042 Bulbasaurs just to get one with a perfect IV or EV or BU or CO or whatever else there is out there. Pokemon was never about that. The fanbase quite literally ruined Pokemon for me.
I just want to trade a cool poke for another cool poke. I don't give a damn what nature, IV, EV, thought process, religion, politcal idealology it has. Jesus Christ.