Cynicism and lost of even a slight ammount of comraderie.
Used to be we were all here because we loved pokemon. Sure everyone had their favorites and did some shit talking but that was minor, it was all about pokemon. Anime mingled with games which mingled with lores and writefagging was everywhere in every thread, and there was also a fuckload of porn.
Nowadays the whole board is just a compilation of cliques and people just talking shit about anything different. If you like the anime you're a blithering retard, if you don't like that pokemon's design you're a seething owlfag/incinerocuck/primawhatever, if you think the new games are good you're a fucking drone, etc
And people just go to whatever part of the boards they post in and stay there. It's stagnation. It's like at some point we got invaded by a new generation that thinks that being an asshole and dismissive and shitfling is the cool thing to do and that that's what 4chan is here for, and if you're not doing that then you need to go back to a hugbox or reddit or whatever the fuck.
It's not fun because fun is dynamism and excitement, and nobody here allows themselves to feel excited about anything anymore. And those that do, get shit flung at them and stay in their own corners of the board.
But hey, I have hope. We're all still here and in a way, we all love pokemon. In a way. Do any of you remember it? Or remember this image? Anyway, I digress.
It's not about drought season or about fake announcements or shitty leaks or anything of the sort. We just don't let ourselves and each other go back to having fun. We're all Nanu, but without that slight grin that he shows sometimes because he's not too far gone.
We still see glimpses of it, though. When we get real announcements and news everyone likes to rear back and get excited together, even if they don't want to admit it. That's why I'm looking forward to the next games, be them this year or the next. It's when I remember.