I was saying this in context of Orange Islands, which are an anime-made region. So, don't even compare Orange Islands to Johto.
So, if one wants to put Orange Islands in his game, he should at least make it somewhat based on the region from the anime. The Orange Islands from LC are merely a completely fan-made region, just named after the islands from the anime.
I didn't, though I have seen some of those stuff. What bothers me in Orange Islands are that they're nothing like the ones from the anime.
Also, I'm not saying that LC lacks new scripts. I was just saying that merely adding unneccessary battles with useless rivals is a rather poor way of making a hack more entertaining. Not to mention unoriginal, as many hackers do that (Zel's SG, again).