I actually really like Wallace.............as a Gym Leader. The actual whole reason why Emerald Version isn't my favourite is because of this flaw. It is better to have someone like Steven Stone with a type that all three starter Pokemon (fire, water, and grass) can go up against. To me it felt unfair that they let a water-type user be that champion. It makes all us fire-type lovers unable to even make a dent. Steven Stone made himself equally powerfull to all trainers and could be a challange. When Wallace was a gym leader I was perfectly fine. Wallace is really awesome in the PokeSpec btw!