Yeah its way more fast paced, but the part that sucks is that sometimes you automatically lose because of team matchup, there's too many threats to be able to cover every single one with only 6 mons, unlike in gen 3 where you can cover pretty much everything and at least have a chance at winning
Remember when they had no black people in the game? Now its like gdam what happened...lol jks. Yeah there's a ton of shit to learn this gen if you want to play...for me its either keep up with gen 5 or play The Last of Us, yeah I know which one is gonna win that decision lol.
Also for the record I was always the female character in the games :>
I was on netbattle before smogon existed :p I was on pojo and the tvsian forums then smogons came out so I registered. I think I was on netbattle about a year or so before smogon came out, so i've been pkmning since 13 online...that's a pretty good chunk of my life eh