Honestly, I'm surprised Nintendo hasn't shut them down. They act like they own the franchise and they essentially dictate the metagame. And we know how Nintendo's been lately with their intellectual properties.
Don't let those Smogon fanboys change your mind. They gang up on anyone that criticizes their precious site. The truth is that they themselves are so deep in their bubble that they can't understand why so many people see Smogon as an elitist site.