Ha ha now we are getting a little more philosophical than logical, eh? Nah I understand what you're saying, and I'm just stating that the real change to Pokemon being that way changed in Gen. III. I think it's perfectly acceptable for us to agree to disagree on that one, but I do still believe almost HALF of the fan base leaving Pokemon in this generation speaks for itself on a lot of this. (Gen II sold about 23 million, Gen III main series sold about 13 million if I'm correct).There is a major difference between 'God' and 'god' despite being called the same thing and the only difference in their names is the capital G. A God is an omnipotent being who created the universe while a god is a significantly less notable. Not even Arcues is a God despite what fans claim. A god is term for a powerful being that is worshipped and is not necessarily all-powerful. The more legendaries their are, the more variety there is. The concept of many super powered beings fighting each other (as some of the games show) is much more interesting concept than a single all-powerful being.
Of I never claimed I worship POkemon. But the NPCs in the games do and legendary Pokemon are equivalent to real world gods.
Either way, I see your point of view and perspective on the games, and do believe it is very valid. I just don't know if you are in the majority with your line of thinking, but who knows? Maybe I'm the one who's not.