We played when it was new. It was a fun low impact excuse to wander outside and find little local historical landmarks, especially when megan was preg, but we kinda gave up after kid.
I still play alotta the old ones, I recently paired fire red and leaf green and collected the full original 150. Not just collected them all, but collected ONE OF EACH in Bill's PC. That's a bitch to do because for example you have to get both of the fossils twice to have an evolved and involved, and you have to get each of the starters 3 times etc etc. Even still the hardest part by FAR was getting a Tauros. Motherfucker that sucked. You see em like 1/400 encounters in safari zone and you got like a 2% chance of catching it so odds are it takes like 2000 encounters or some shit, it sucked. I played for 3 days just trying to get a Tauros. Fuck that pokemon. I had like 15 chanseys before I got one tauros. (Catch the chanseys anyway even if you got one sometimes they carry a lucky egg