Things would have been more balanced had Meloetta debuted in 2011, which could have actually worked by simply associating its short with Movie 14. But they preferred to release two movie versions and distribute Zekrom and Reshiram instead.
Masuda would never admit to deliberately holding back features, so your point is moot.In the same way that me saying "I drove to work" is a more convenient way of saying "I like butter on my toast" right? They're two completely different things.
I was obviously referring to the features introduced in Black and White - namely the Global Link (not necessarily the Dream World), Wi-Fi tournaments and Random Match. We aren't talking about a brand new approach here; I, for one, had expected to see such features in Generation IV.Also, improved Wi-Fi features? Are you kidding me? It's the same as Black/White. The only difference is a 1 hour punishment for people who disconnect (which hasn't helped matters at all).
The animated sprites, 3D overworld and camera placement are generally viewed as definite improvements.And graphics? Not really. I actually thought HeartGold/SoulSilver looked better.