And I couldn't be happier!
As some of you may have figured out (mostly because I've said it already), I am the UmbreonMessiah because of Pokemon Silver. So naturally I would get the DS remake, because I'm not a fool.
So far, it's been an amazing experience. I'm the kind of guy who takes pleasures in the small things...I love having my Umbreon follow me (yes, I even named him the same thing I did the first time I played...only this time I've been raising him since level 2!). The reactions they have to the environment are adorable and unpredictable at times, and really...I just can't get over the fact that I can have my character have his pokemon follow him. That's just....awesome.
The small tweaks, new abilities and cool additions like the Pokeathlon are really fun. Even though I'm not even halfway through story 1, I can already say this was well worth it. Thanks for making my memories keep on lasting, Nintendo!