I am new to this forum, but have been going to the site for quite some time.
A little about myself: I started playing Pokemon with Gen I back in 1998 and have kept at it since then, playing Red, Blue, Yellow, Yellow (JPN), Green (JPN), Gold, Crystal, Ruby (JPN), Ruby, Emerald, FireRed, Pearl (since have given it away), Platinum, SoulSilver, Black, Black2, and I am currently working on X and Y versions.
I guess you could say I have a lot of experience with the games. I have never really gotten into online battling, but I could see myself getting into it after I beat the E4.
This seems like a nice community, so I look forward to seeing you around here.