To be honest, I love the concept of most of them- a fire Daruma pokemon? cool! A chinchilla? Awesome! But the execution- the designs seems (to me) to be cleaner, more cutesier than I'm used to.
Here is my opinion- the new series is like an expansion pack. If there are a few new Pokemon that I like that come out of it, I'll be happy. I'll try not be too critical. ( I realize that a Japanese game franchise doesn't care what I think, they owe me nothing)
Anyone else's opinion?
PS Shimama is my new favorite