My incredibly casual observation of things the past few years... The online Pokemon scene has exploded during the DPP metagame and grew player base substantially. While it's true many may have been playing since earlier generations, I bet it's safe to say that a majority of the active users today first got exposed to real competition in DPP. It's easy to stick with the metagame that gave you your most memorable battles and the one you have invested the most time in. It sucks when something replaces it. But I challenge you to find any successful video game series that has a majority of people clinging to the predecessors. Times change. If you don't adapt you will get old and obsolete like me. I leave you with an anecdotal reference. I'll be back in six months for a semi-annual post. And bring back Mewtwo, Tobybro Way before Rayquaza There was Sandslash and Chansey. And Tauros was still in OU. The kids on the internet... they tell him that he's uncool. Cause he's still preoccupied with old school RBY.