Certainly. I think the decision to reboot the franchise and focus on new features was a bad one. First of all, the timing for something like this was bad, we already had another reboot generation in 3rd gen, and it was too soon for another one. Second, many of the Pokemon are too similar to past gen Pokemon to the point that they could be considered ripoffs. If you want to justify the existence of a new Pokemon, they have to be unique, getting rid of past gen Pokemon only to replace them with similar Pokemon cheapens the idea of this being a reboot. Third, in rebooting the series they removed many useful features, such as the Vs. Seeker, that quite frankly should've been permanent additions to the gameplay. And the games certainly could've used such features. Fourth, they ruined the difficulty and pacing, and in general dumbed down the series to make it accessible for newbies while there were other options available. The Unova region is horribly linear and clustered, making the game short and rushed and leaving no room for exploration. To add insult to injury, they're constantly pointing out where you need to go. It's completely redundant to do both, if there's only one way to go there's no need for them to tell you where you're going. Furthermore, most of the gyms are one city apart, and despite the shortened distance between gyms, the gym leaders still have significant level gaps. This means you have to spend significantly more time grinding, which is even harder thanks to them screwing up the EXP system so that it gets exponentially harder to level up each time you gain a level. And the gym leader, Elite 4, and Rival rosters are absolutely pathetic compared to other games, for some idiotic reason they decided to cap off the gym leaders at 3 Pokemon and the Rivals (before post game) and Elite 4 at 4 Pokemon, no doubt to make it easier for newbies. However, they had a much more viable solution in BW2 when they introduced multiple difficulties, but their potential was wasted thanks to them only being accessible post game (not to mention version exclusive) unless you have a friend who's already gotten that far. The entire generation can pretty much be described by them trying to fix what wasn't broken and it's been riddled with bad design decisions that have provided a mediocre experience.