I know exactly what you mean Kip. Its just something with Unova that doesnt have the same feeling as the older games. I mean i'm playing the older games more often then pokemon black. But it isnt fun when then skipped the Battle Frontier and they also dont have any PokeNav/Phone or VS.seeker.
Then only thing you can do after beating the game is to collect all of the rest pokemon and then you're done. You only got the Subway left but nothing more.