I've been coming to bulgarden for years, but I've been hesitant to join the forums because I know I'm not hardcore about Pokemon(I'm an in-game player only. Competitive is way too hardcore; tiers and EVs/IVs WTF?). After practically squealing over how great the Black/White series have been, I finally decided to take a chance. Maybe I might not get run off a fan forum for once(I have a history of not having the popular opinion in fandoms and the fact the I'm a casual fan never helped either). I actually swore I would never join a fan forum again, but Pokemon is my absolute favorite game series and my first "serious" game. Before then I had just dabbled with video games, never got really deep into it. I'm still a casual gamer(and proud of it), but I definitely play video games enough own a save up for a console/handheld every generation(and get "nerdgasms" when a new game is released).
I got into Pokemon through the anime and I still kinda watch it on/off. I'm from the Red/Blue generation and no, I am not a "genwunner". R/B has special place in my heart, but it was a mess and the series has gotten better each generation. I think Black/White is becoming my favorite game now. I didn't I'd ever love a game more than Gold/Silver.