I'm definitely in love. GameFreak did a swell job of stepping up the look of the Pokemon franchise, but keeping certain aspects in tact. I am so, so happy to hear about the grid-based map still being in place. That's a staple of Pokemon without a doubt.
My biggest concern is the look of the characters and NPCs. They remind me too much of Harvest Moon's characters and it's not that there's anything wrong with how they look, so much as it doesn't feel like Pokemon. That being said I think I just need to learn to accept the change, because the quality of this game is shaping up to be outstanding.