Like what judgements did you make for Pokemon manga based on just reading a synopsis online or looking at the cover at a book store? Did the manga seem dumb but ended up being enjoyable? Were you expecting more but ended up disappointed?
For me, the first manga for Pokemon I ever saw was Electric Tale of Pikachu. I hadn't had much experience with comics in general back then, much less manga. So I assumed it would just be a carbon copy of the anime. When I began to read it, I was very wrong!
When it comes to Pokemon Adventures and Magical Pokemon Journey, I took a look at the covers for volume 1 which were in book stores back in the day and assumed they would be lame/watered down. I was also wrong about this. I never judged any comics, especially Pokemon related, so harshly again.