Played it in Gen 1 and 2. Relatively very few times in Gen 4 & 5. Bought many cards though from most of the sets including Gen 3 that didn't play with, for collection I guess or nostalgia, just to have what I missed. Love the game. Would like to get back into it but too expensive, plus too busy playing the videogame.
And yeah the pokemon now have like 220 HP with high damage attacks for a few energies compared to before.