This is the most hilarious thing I've read in ages, pure gold. It's funny playing these games from an 8-year-old's perspective, I barely noticed 9/10 things on this list about just how broken combat was. That battle system was seriously put together with duct tape, superglue, and the hopes and dreams of small children.
Nothing pissed me off more than getting wrapped though, which every Pokemon in the damn game seemed to know, and forced to watch my Pokeman like a sitting duck while it's getting curbstomped. It's poetic justice that they turned it into a creampuff move by current gen after all the agony it brought me as a kid. Fucking Wrap.