I was devastated when they reset him and announced that he was 10 again. I am pretty happy TR is gone, tbh. They were getting stale in dp. Yeah it is fast but I think that is because I believe that we will see gen 6 released soon.
I watched the anime from the start as well. Have fond memories from the Original saga. I have watched all the way till the start of b/w, but b/w is not as fun as d/p imo. I have played the games since 2003 as well. I played white last year.