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I only played Pearl, never Diamond. However, I prefer the Brilliant Diamond exclusive Pokémon. And beyond that, Palkia design is very bad. Furthermore, despite the nostalgia, I find it beneficial to vary between versions, so much so that I chose Pokémon Sapphire and Omega Ruby.
I had Diamond when the Gen 4 games first came out, so I'm considering changing things up by getting Shining Pearl when I get my Switch in the next couple of days. I'm also looking over the list of exclusive Pokemon and I'm more attracted to what Shining Pearl has to offer because I ignored some of them outside of collecting them and want to try them out this time.
I wish I could have picked Shining Pearl since I had vanilla Diamond growing up. But I went with BD because Diamond has my favorite version exclusives, and I don't know if or when I'll be looking into Pokemon Bank and Home to move all my old DS-era 'mons to the current generations.