Yay, I'm the first voter!
Ruby was my very first Pokemon game, not counting Pinball RS, which I bought because it looked cool. Funny thing is, my dad actually found my copy of Ruby in a parking lot and recognised the cartridge as a GBA game. Soon after, I was going on a car trip and he gave it to me to play. I remember naming all my Pokemon things like "Fireguy" (my Blaziken) because I could think of nothing better at the time! And now that I know more about Pokemon, I wish I had played the old save file through, the game had last been saved in the middle of the Elite Four with a seriously high-leveled party. Alas, I was a noob.