Ok, just out of curiosity, How many people here at CS actually do all this stuff? Or is anyone else like me and either too lazy or just care about other things, like collecting them all? Don't get me wrong, i'm not trying to insult the effort you put into typing this huge thread. I'm just curious. Am i the odd one out for not caring about this stuff?
I do this stuff.
I started doing some light EV training in Pearl, but since I didn't have a Macho brace OR Pokérus, it took fucking forever, so I didn't really get into any of the hardcore training and breeding until Soul Silver. I've gotten really efficient at breeding and training too, and now since you can use TMs without breaking them in Generation 5, it will be MUCH easier and faster to make a battle-ready pokémon.