I disagree with some of what Doug said. While there were people voting for terrible reasons, the majority of people voted based on what they thought was best for the metagame.
And that had we better explained what it was we wanted them to vote on, the vast majority of those who didnt would have.
Ultimately we need to trust people to make this decision, because if we dont trust them, there is no way they will trust us.
What I learned from the gen 4 testing, is that ladder tests arent nearly as powerful as we thought they would be. There's probably a lot of reasons for this, I can think of a few potential ones, but we need to accept that the basis for most peoples decisions still has been and is still going to be largely theorymon.
And theorymon isnt as bad as you all make out. When a pokemon has stats that are far higher than other similar pokemon, it has a great typing and trait, and an excellent movepool, then, unless there is some obvious huge drawback, that pokemon is going to be broken. I mean, theorymon is basically how people play the game. They work out in their heads beforehand what pokemon to put in their teams..
Have a nice day.