I am seeing people debate this a lot, and I am curious to see what people think. I am honestly not sure. I hated 6th gen, but I am not sure what to think about 7th gen. It had its highs and lows. Do you have hope for gen 8 or is it going downhill in your opinion?
Due to this, the quality of IV, V, VI and VII is essentially the same apart from subjective facets such as graphics and story. Those aren’t really 100% subjective and do matter as much as core gameplay.
The two biggest lows (which are sort of related but still) are the low new pokémon count and the gen 1 pandering. Aside from that, nothing else is really problematic enough to expect Gen 8 to be bad unless the aforementioned problems get more critical.