Originally Posted by Fat Ivysaurtrainer
Yes exactly! boosting items have become way to overused, and I hate the idea of getting a huge power boost for picking just one move. Pokemon is about using a variety of moves for each situation, and GF just kind of ruins everything when they say you can now have one super powered move, I would like to see the game shift away from sweeping and see more teams win by being intelligent and using the right moves at the right time.
The "being intelligent and using the right moves at the right time" part does still exist: after all, you aren't the only ones with access to powerful moves. The power creep is noticeable, but so far the items have not broken the metagame and have in fact balanced or at least diversified it. No items (with the sole exception of Soul Dew) have been considered "overpowered" by any means, and any item that gives a significant boost either has a notable drawback (Choice items, Life Orb) or requires specific conditions to work (Expert Belt, Elemental Gems).