I know I tried them when they came out and disliked it. I think my issue with the newer games is that it seemed like I felt spoiled by the additions I perceived in Gen 2 and then Gen 3 came out and the only thing I cared much about was the new HMs, the bikes, and running shoes. It felt like Gen 2 did so much forward and then everything after was just slowing down (whether it is that or not, that's how I felt about it). Like I said, you guys can probably objectively stomp my ass with Pokemon and which gen did shit best. But there was a magic about Gen 2 I cannot find in the newer games.