Give me an example that TR pose more as a threat in BW than DP, they have only turn cruel, and I actually feel that TR in DP is more of a threat, they can make Robots without the help of mechanics, and each time they make it, they improve it, first it resists Electric but blast away by Piplup, then they make one resist to Electric and water only to be beaten by another Pokemon. This is not a threat?
Team Plasma "seemed" to be handled better. This is how everyone feel at the very start of BW as they see TR in black shirt, but the hope quickly fade away, and this is your forecast, it may be handled worse than anyone imagined.
The thing new is not stick to the formula? Tell me about it, Ash lose to one Gym Leader and rechallenges in every region, this is still in formula in BW. A Fire Type Starter who is ditched/abused by a previous trainer before Ash getting it, another still-in-formula issue. The only difference is Ash used 6 pokemon to beat 3 in a Gym Battle. And also it breaks the formula that Ash progress further in the league in every generation, but is that what we need?
And also where is the chemistry? Just because Iris is more of Nature and Dento is more of Science? I never saw Iris and Dento actually have interaction and development in friendship, I simply did not find their development, where is the better chemistry?