I can understand getting your Shinies in a way that feels more rewarding to you. You worked hard to get your Shinies. Also, I'm wondering which one of the Legendary Birds from Kanto you have in your game. I got Moltres in my Pokemon X game but I haven't caught it yet. It's still wandering around Kalos.
I've been preoccupied with getting through Pokemon Y now. That's why I can't wait for Pokemon Bank to come out. I can send in a Tepig and feed it Poke Puffs.