I know there's a few people on the forum who love the series as much as I do so here is the thread! I picked up the game today and after an argument with my little sister on who is picking what starter, we settled it with a game of Smash Bros Brawl and I lost so she picked Oshawott and I went with Tepig.
So far I'm liking the game, there's a much better variety of pokemon types you can get in the first couple of routes now. If you take time to search the Floccesy Ranch you can catch a Mareep, Psyduck, Azurill, Pidove and Riolu plus a Purrlion from the first zone (Electric, Water, Flying, Fighting, Dark) so you can have a pretty decent starter team right away. Riolu is the most noticeable one given just how Fighting types are pretty much all top tier in Generation V and mandatory both ingame and online.
You also get a free Genesect via Mystery Gift at Lv15 (they boosted the difficulty again so you will need to be at Lv15+ for the first Gym because Cheren loves to spam stat buffs, higher for if you are on Hard Mode) so you can have a really well balanced team from the start. Plus they kept the XP system from B/W 1 so there really isn't any excuse for not having a full party of 6 other than laziness or a self-imposed challenge.
They also boosted the resolution of the sprites so the game doesn't look horrible on a 3DS which is a nice touch.