Hi, I just wanted to tell you that you can easily find shinies in the FS. Just try encountering as much as possible pokemon and one will pop up in the 30th-60th encounter. I have never encountered a shiny in any game of pokemon that I played and yet I managed to find 4 in FS.
I agree, they've made it so unfun, and personally, I don't care about the metagame, EVs and IVs, or any of that stuff, I just care about having fun, and there's always a strategy to defeat everything, even Arceus can be defeated. Smogon simply sees everything as tiers and likes to impose rules, making battles essentially dull and robotic as opposed to fun and enjoyable.
Thanks! After my last post, I got slammed on by three people who liked Smogon's rules, one who stated that their goal was "to stop combos that rip up the game into teeny, tiny unfair pieces", or "to provide different tiers so that Pokemon can compete against their equals." Things which I disagree with, because I don't think battling needs all these ridiculous rules and should simply be fun. I mean really, whatever happened to battling just for fun and enjoyment? I feel Smogon just takes them away.