Preaching to the choir much? The Kanto starter poll ended up in a crushing victory for Venusaur, gathering no less than 171 out of 271 votes. Blastoise came a distant second with 66, while Charizard could only muster 34. Anywhere else, you'd need a sample of about 40 people to have 34 Charizard votes... but not here! I'm proud of you guys! Kidding, you're free to think whatever you want. Fact is, I don't hate Charizard, I just don't think it's worthy of all that hype. It looks average, it fights average, it's just average.
Next up is a poll on the subject of my last blog: is Pikachu overmarketed? Let me tell you a little story: when Pokémon first was unleashed in North America, I dismissed it as something for little kids, mostly because of the overly cute mascot. It was on the recommendation of one of my brother's friends that I started playing, and the rest is history. But the fact remains that I almost passed up on it just because of that goddamn rodent. It is just THAT overmarketed, in my opinion. And that's insulting to the many, many, MANY great designs they made over the years that deserve some of the spotlight.