I want a new PMD, but I was hoping they'd help the team mechanics a bit. The game always seemed boring when you are stuck with two pokemon all the time. Not to mention they were mostly starter pokemon or the mascots so they already had tons of face time and were over used. I prefered having a cubone in PMD1 because it was different.
I was hoping PMD 3 would have more for team building, and not a terribly timid partner always. It made the replay value of the game rather little when restarting since the characters were the same as before and they were why I love PMD2 so much.
less characters wouldn't be bad, but I still want as much or more choice. though with less characters I'd want less starters too.