I finally decided to make an account here. I'm a Canuck. I've been a longtime fan of the pokemon franchise, and Nintendo in general. It all started with the pokemon anime when I was about 4 yrs old. And I started collecting the cards not too long after. My parents were pretty awesome about my love of pokemon. They'd tape episodes of the anime for my sister and I, when we weren't home.
Sadly, I wasn't allowed video games until a certain age (about 9 yrs old). So my very first game was Sapphire version. And I absolutely loved it. I did get a chance to play Blue and Silver, since my friend let me use his games though. I'm a fairly avid gamer now, so I almost never miss out on a main series title.
Anyways, I think each generation has something special to offer. I've never been disappointed by any of them. :)