A discussion in the BW2 thread concerning the starters and players stances with them had me curious enough to actually want to find out: Within these past five generations have you ever ditched your starter for someone else? What was your reasons? How was the experience? Is there a reason why you never could/never will?
To be fair, I'll start first: Yes, in Generation 4 the starters as a whole left me unimpressed (and as a fan of the Torchic family I outright disliked the Chimchar family) so despite me choosing Turtwig in Platinum as soon as I managed to catch a female Shinx with a Bold nature (personal narrative reasons) I boxed it and made that my starter. Made the first gym downright harder as she (Luxio at that point) was all I had and forced me to actually use the the battle items.
It was first times all around.