That's unusual, actually. Most people don't care about EVs. Although, EVs do have a larger impact on the stat than Nature in most cases. I learned about them both at the same time, although I still suck at EVs xD
Tbh, I've always had my favourites but in a serious team, I only use them if they work well. Having said that, my Battle Tower team which currently sits at 133 Wins uses three of my favourites, Latias, Swampert, and Lucario. And they're all bogstandard, so yea.
Scizor's amazing because of Bullet Punch + Technician, and HGSS didn't help by giving him Bug Bite either, so it's understandable how common he is. Although I get why it would be annoying to have one of your favourites being extremely popular...
Oh, right. Interestingly, I got into the Competitive scene before In-Game, and worked backwards, which is unusual. You're new to the 4th Gen, eh? It opened up so many more possibilities, as I'm sure you've noticed. I was just wondering because I thought I'd introduce myself if you were staying, and also apologise for that little run-in we had in your first IGRMT thread.