Ok here's how it went for me...
Gen I - Great, innovative, an awesome new series of games
Gen II - Just improved on Gen I, everything was just better
Gen III - EVEN better, great games, graphics improved insanely, good story, greatness
Gen IV - Perfection. Physical and Special got split up. The battle system was flawless. The story and depth was phenominal. I have to say these games were masterpieces.
Gen V - Well... they weren't bad, but just not quite the achievement of Gen IV, but it wasn't bad! Just like Dark Knight Rises wasn't as good as Dark Knight, ya know?
Gen VI - In my opinion, a disgrace, they sucked, I hated them. I was HARSHLY disappointed. Here are my reasons... I honestly hated what they did with the Exp Share. I had a Fletchinder that I never used in a battle once, cause I was trying to raise my Eevee at the same time, and my Fletchling evolved, and then Fletchinder came and went. I never got attached to my pals, and I know that sounds... strange... but honestly I like getting attached to my team. And I didn't get that feeling, cause I never played with some, and just got sick of the others. I also think they really should've made you able to turn the roller skates off... but that's just a little thing I guess. And also the camera. I think they were WAY too ambitious with the 3D. They should've been smart. It's like they said "Oh we can make 3D, LET'S MAKE IT AS MUCH AS WE CAN!" No, in Gen II, they didn't go all balls to the wall because they could finally use color. No, they stayed logical. The camera was so buggy in X and Y, especially in Lumiose City. It made for overall annoying, difficult, and uncomfortable gameplay. And also... I played the whole game, and I honestly still have no idea what Lysandre wanted to do. I know Pokemon games aren't about the story, but I mean seriously? Team Flare sucked, they showed up like every 2 gyms, but all they did was have like 2 trainers that didn't say anything but "Our clothes are cool" and then run away. And then all the sudden you're saving the world and there's a legendary involved and when did Lysandre get bad, I thought Sycamore liked him, and??? It was all just very poorly executed in my opinion. Also there was a total lack of depth in the cities and characters. Overall, I think they messed up the same way they did with Skyward Sword. They focused SO much on the 3D, and ended up screwing everything else up because of their lack of attention and time spent on it, and then the aspect they SPENT time on ended up being bad anyways. Just make the game without focusing on one little gimmick that would turn out perfect if you just let it happen, instead of making it so... annoying.
So I voted for Gen IV. Cause it was the best
First of all: You can turn the exp share off
Second of all: use the D-pad to not use the roller-skates
Third of all: Are you complaining about the 3D environment or the camera positions? I'll agree there were issues, but nothing that ruined the entire game
Fourth of all: Team Flare did kind of suck, but it let me focus on my own journey in the game than worry about some annoying people fighting me every few steps
Fifth of all: I think you are confusing "gimmick" with "much needed enhancement", I understand there were some issues, but overall it was the best looking Pokemon game yet :yes: