Nothing to apologize for. You're honest about it and understanding.
But maybe could battle that team of six you have some time. I also have a secret base (not a gym theme but a Hoenn home as I call it. In the future I hope to make a Battle Frontier-like base with my other game.
Ah, I'm not about hacking to fix ivs. The hacking of shininess I wouldn't mind battling, just the iv hacking though. But your first run of X team sounds interesting because you seem to really like them. They seem like would be fun to battle.