Are you saying B/W and B/W2 aren't progressive? I HIGHLY disagree and the FWG core is something hard to stray from. I don't want/think that will ever leave the main RPG line. The gyms being type based or the amount have a greater chance to be altered, a very small chance but a chance nonetheless. BW2 make BW about as obsolete as Platinum made Diamond and Pearl and Emerald made blah blah blah you get it. Possibly even less so honestly. I found BW to be the MOST progress made by the series since Gen2. BW2 is a mixed bag that suffers in story but makes up for it in just pure fun. They really just throw awesome stuff at you. A great lineup of wild pokemon in both species and quantity, PWT, Join Avenue, Memory Link, etc... This is the other side of 5th Gen. The one that isn't as progressive or serious but just relishes in the fun of being a trainer. I HIGHLY recommend BW2. If I did have to choose one I would honestly score BW higher (especially for it's time) but BW2 is not just your emerald or platinum. It is so much more.
That out of the way I am VERY surprised the Wii did not have anything more robust than PBR. I'm quite dissapointed I never played Collesium or Gale of Darkness but have heard nothing but good things. Those games aside PBR is a step backwards even when comparing it to the Stadium games. I would very much like to see a new stadium game (PBR is really just a stripped down Stadium), and an actual story game like the gamecube games is something I know is greatly wanted. I just very much disagree with your outlook of the main series. I've been here since Yellow and that's just my POV.
Originally Posted by Fat Enlong
"Musharna creates the world of the dream.
We put the trainer into that dream,
And he fills it with their pokémon."
"And you break in and catch them."
"Well, it's not, strictly speaking, legal."