Hi! It's hard to really know what the "average" amount of SRs people do for a Johto starter, but stick with it. It's the best SR hunt, I think, especially for beginners.
I think that if you feel as if things aren't going right, switch your IDs. It's not that one ID is any more luckier than any other ID, but sometimes that little "shake up/switching" can result in a better chance for you due to the fact that the game mechanics might work in your favour. Hang in there, don't give up.
It took me ... I think it was two days or two and a half days of pretty much non stop SRing. I didn't swap IDs or anything like that. I just kept on going.
If you're feeling a little frustrated, feel free to vent whenever you want.
I don't know if you've caught one yet, as I haven't finished looking through the posts.
Hey, just thought I'd point out something to you, as I think you might have gotten mixed up on rule 3 in the shiny thread, probably because of the wording.
You can talk about tipping and things like that, including about whether or not it reduces the odds. What that rule means is that you shouldn't discuss the value of the shinies that come from odd-reducing methods. The rule isn't saying that you can't discuss methods that reduce the odds, only that you can't discuss the VALUE of those methods/the shinies they produce.
As another example - people talk about MMing all the time, and how MMing reduces the odds significantly. That's all allowed. What wouldn't be allowed is someone to start saying that shinies obtained by MMing aren't real shinies.
Unless your post said something about how the person's shinies are less valuable because they're tipping (keep in mind, there's not much evidence either way at this point), then you're okay to post whatever it was you said. I'd already read all the posts though, and I don't remember reading anything that talked about the value of shinies that could have been found easier through tipping, so whatever you posted is probably fine.