So I've just signed up, played pokemon since I got Red when it was released over here in 1999. Finished every game since (story not filled pokdex).
With B/W I've got back into it recently, but being 24 now most of my friends are not into it so nice to find a place with passionate people! I've got Platinum, Sapphire and Black right now, HG is due to arrive tomorrow (managed to find a brand new sealed copy with pokewalker, sick!) and White 2 should arrive on release date here on friday.
Only recently found out about all this shiny pokemon business and IV training, so much more to the game than I thought. Although I'm kinda thinking that I'm not gonna hunt shiny', if I find one then I find one, no dramas.
In fact my copy of Platinum came 2nd hand and had loads and loads of shineys, Mewtwo, Typhlosion and almost every evolution of eevee shiny. However I'm almost certain that they're all hacked pokemon so nothing to get excited about!
Anyway I'm done rambling, see ya'll around the place!