I'll just come right out and say it: I'm flippin' excited for Pokemon X and Y.
I only have two complaints.
1. I'll finally be forced to give in and buy a 3DS.
2. The names are a little odd. Not exactly a complaint, but I just can't stop imagining the following conversation:
"Hey, what are you playing?"
"Pokemon Y Version!"
I guess they were bound to run out of colors sooner or later.
Anyhoo, the legendaries look neat (including the illegitimate child of a Sawsbuck and Dialga), the starters are adorable (I'm torn between the Grass and Fire types. Sorry,
Froakie), and the 3-D overworld and battles look like they'll be fun.
I know plenty of people were hoping for the big announcement to be a remake of Ruby and Sapphire, but I'd actually rather not have one. Even though Red was my first game, my fondest memories are of Ruby and Sapphire (being introduced to one of my all time favorite starters, encountering my first shiny that wasn't the giftwrapped Gyarados from gen 2, secret bases, etc.) and I honestly don't think there's much wrong with the games as they are now.
I don't have much else to say yet other than I look forward to seeing what the rest of the Pokemon will look like when they're revealed. All that's left to do now is save up my money for the system and game, and brace myself for the nonstop complaints from the everything-that-isn't generation-1 haters.