Plasma was a PETA knockoff, no gun allegories
"- The Whiny Green Hair Dude who spoke like an out of place Kingdom Hearts character and Cheren said talked too fast"
I refuse to let N be a negative factor of generation 5 by anyone.
All things considered for gen 3, you would need six games (FR/LG, R/S, and Colosseum/XD) for a full pokedex. Besides how great the gamecube games were, and how welcomed the remakes were, other generations wound up doing better in one metric or another. 4 brought the special/physical split and evolutions of previous pokemon, 7 emancipated the hm slaves, and 5 all around had two great postgames in each one while also giving you the option to fight against every single champion and gym leader in a battle facility that didn't waste your time and gave you a fighting chance to cash in. As well as the gameplay which instead of recycling old pokemon made you use the new ones found in Unova for B/W before B2/W2 made the selection you got into the best selection and team building since generation 4 itself.
Everyone wants a new console game as great as Colosseum and XD, but you need more than that in my opinion for a pokemon game. You especially need more than generation 1 pandering or else Pokemon going to go down the classic sonic route of not being able to let go of the past and move on.
There were things that could have been expanded upon more in gen 5, but I've seen way more missed potential out of the rest of gen 3.