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DualBlade, to answer your question, at least I like Lapras. imo, it's one of the best Water-types of Gen I.
I would like to bring up a point about Gen I that can and I hope will lead to further discussion: When I first started playing these games when I was young, I didn't even know about stat values, base stats, STAB, or anything like that. I just used my favorite Pokemon, and I had fun with it. I feel this is another big appeal of Gen I for me.
EDIT: Whoa, Taposa, you ninja'd me! I'll get you in the list. Welcome!