Yes, believe it or not, this is an honest question. Thing is, I'm trying to get everything, which can be a pain. And since there are so many Pokémon, when you venture out on a new route just about everything you can meet in the wild is new. This results in many rare encounters, many more than in any other game. Right now I'm having trouble finding, wouldn't you know it, a Ralts. I already have one, but I need a second one to get both Gardevoir and Gallade. And I can't find another one! That's rather frustrating. I put up a spare Dunsparce on the GTS in exchange for a Ralts just in case, but I'm not expecting too much out of that.
Anyway, I visited what I could of Lumiose City, where half of the population's job is to tell you you can't go further because of the blackout... while failing to prevent other wandering NPCs from going through. Yes, that happened. This may actually top the row of dancing guys as worst roadblock for that reason alone: it's only a roadblock for you, but anyone else can just waltz in.
Current team: L22 Ivysaur, L25 Combusken
Edit: I'm up to route 6 now, and wow, they weren't kidding when they said the first two gyms were eons apart. Between all the Pokémon hunting and trainer battling I've been doing, with the Exp. Share on of course, the unthinkable happened... Combusken's level got so high it won't listen to me anymore. So I guess Ivysaur is on its own until I get the next badge. Oh well, at least it evolves soon... but that doesn't mean I'll be able to use that Venusaurite just yet, because I still have a long way to go until I get the Mega Ring. Oh well, regular Venusaur will slaughter everything just as well in the meantime.
About the Exp. Share... it's kind of silly, actually. I haven't been doing a whole lot of battling with Combusken because it got 75% experience (Exp. Share + trade boost), even in battles where it didn't fight, so Ivysaur's still not fully caught up. In addition, I've been using these extra four team slots for Pokémon that evolve early, in order to jack up my Pokédex and get those evolutions out of the way for when I get serious about filling the Pokédex. These Pokémon also came in very handy when the time came for me to catch stuff, because Ivysaur and Combusken slaughter absolutely everything.
As a side note, I'm amazed at how early you can get some of these stat-up TMs the gen 5 games gave you so crazy late. Swords Dance can be bought at Lumiose City for $10000, which is still fairly expensive at this point, but later on this won't be a problem. And Hone Claws is just out in the open on route 5 (Combusken learned Bulk Up immediately before I got it, so I never even had the chance to teach it Hone Claws). Meanwhile, I still don't have Rock Smash, which was just about the first TM you got in the gen 5 games, and is apparently very desirable for its overworld effect in this game.
Current team: L30 Ivysaur, L31 Combusken
Edit 2: Parfum Palace gave me a feeling that's hard to describe. It's the same impression I had when I reached Oreburgh City back when I first played Diamond. That "shit just got real" feeling that no region other than Sinnoh gave me... even before the second gym I have the distinct impression that this is the definitive Pokémon game, the one that is truly, unquestionably superior to all others.
Current team: L32 Venusaur, L33 Combusken