Welcome to PC!
You've been playing for 15 years! Holy moly! Haha. I've been playing since the release of the original games back in 1998. Has it been 15 years since then, yet? :p I know what you mean that it's difficult to find others who still play irl. I guess we're all here at PC for that reason. x)
Why were you ready to give up on the games? That's cool that you didn't, though. Sylveon definitely looks promising. I love its design and from what has been released so far, it seems like it's going to be able to learn an array of different type attacks.
PC is your place if you want to discuss anything about the upcoming games or games that have already been released. You should head over the X & Y forums for all the cool stuff/speculation going on there. Feel free to join in at anytime. x)
You'll definitely make friends here! The community is very welcoming, don't worry about that.
If you ever have any questions or would just like to chat, don't hesitate to leave a visitor's message on my profile!
See you around!