Fabulous gameplay and music (especially music), though the story was slightly less impressive than BW. Tons of nice additions I enjoyed, like the PWT and shiny charm. And sure, mine is 0447-5370-2025. Bug type with Combee, Illumise and Venomoth.
I was satisfied with the story. I had Delphox, Helioptile and Aegislash for my in-game team, but that was it. I've trained a Blaziken and Charizard for their Megas, at least. Most of my teams will probably be mixed, but once I get this team done, I'll mostly be focusing on shiny hunting again.
Ah, I just started college in late August, so I guess I'm kinda in the same position. I'm currently building up a team right now so that I have something for battles. The game is very refreshing, even if the story wasn't what people thought it would be.