Don't be sad. I'm sure you'll find someone to compete with.
Found out the USB connectors are incompatible with Windows 7 though, and what did my computer just happen to have installed on it? You guessed it. So, no wi-fi for me. I live in an apartment with people living above, below and to either side so a wireless router almost guarantees stolen internet.
Anyway it's a nice day outside going to make an effort to get some fresh air. But there's never anything to do outside except wander about. Except if you're wealthy which I am not.
Anyway, yeah, I don't know what the online pokemon culture is like since I kind of miss out a bit. What is it like? Is it difficult to get trades or battles?
Sorry, I don't have wi-fi. But I'm thinking of ordering a USB wi-fi connector, perhaps sometime it will be possible.
Besides I don't play much... my pokemon are still only around level 15-20! I've been playing earlier gens more because my boyfriend has been waiting for me to battle him on those games for over two years. His are level 80-90. Mine barely in the 30s.