I hate using Pokemon entirely as just HM slaves. Its a waste of a slot in my party and I don't want to have to keep switching the Pokemon I want to use in and out of my party constantly.
I thought new abilities from the later generations were added to both DR1 and DR2. I'm going to be sad if there is no No Guard Machamp in DR1.
What bugs were there in the first game and why do you not want there to be a third Dark Rising?