I'm sure many of us can share the same nostalgia! I remember watching the very first pokemon episode back when it first aired. It was before school that morning, and I felt as if I stumbled across something amazing and couldn't help to tell my friends. But, to my surprise .. I was actually one of the last to know haha.
I've been on and off with pokemon since when Diamond and Pearl came around. Around that time, just like you're doing now .. I came across a forum and joined because I was so into my game and really wanted to make full use of its online features. Even now, several years later .. I still keep in constant contact with the friends I made from that forum. So, I know you won't be bored here once you make some solid friends.
I'm definitely looking forward to battling and trading with you.