drifl00n, don't worry, you don't sound like a noob. Just don't type like an arse and you're fine (meaning don't use chatspeak and everything )
Topic? We haven't really had one lately ^^; This one will be simple.
What starter do you think is too popular?
I think Mudkip is much more popular than most other starters. I never see people all crazed for the otehr as much as they are for Mudkip/Marshtomp/Swampert. I also think Charizard is really popular too, but mostly because a ton of people were like "OMG AWESOME FLYING FIRE DRAGONLIZARD" when it was introduced. I know my friend was, but I've stuck with Venusaur and it's other evolutions all the way