I personally don't think that Pokemon has "lost its way," as people have said. Sure, certain parts of each generation are bound to be terrible. Gen 1 had graphic limitations and glitches, Gen 2 was too long, Gen 3 restricted our Pokemon, Gen 4 had some meh Pokemon designs (NOT ALL OF THEM), Gen 5 forced us to use new Pokemon, and Gen 6 has Honedge. But, each generation has given me special memories that have kept the series fresh and exciting, with no end for my passion in sight. I started in Gen 3, so I didn't really have any complaints. Gen 1 and Gen 2 weren't nostalgic for me to play again or anything, but provided some stable ideas from where the series was coming from. Gen 4 introduced me to caring about move typings, and Gen 5 launched me into competitive battling and shiny hunting. Even Gen 6 has given me some memories, from my love of Froakie/Swirlix/Dedenne to being genuinely excited about MegaEvolutions like Ampharos and Blaziken.