No, I actually have Pokemon I prefer to the starters of each type. But at the same time it is rare that I am not using the starter I picked by the end of the game.Do you think that the starter Pokemons are generally better than other pokemons of the same type?
Do you always keep them in your team throughout the game or replace them if necessary?
This is probably why starters' physical and special attack on average are similar. Though maybe that's just before the physical/special splitI think the structure of the games has always been such that it highly encourages the player to use the starters, both pragmatically speaking and from a perspective of lore. Starters always evolve relatively early, have moderately good stats and a decent movepool. And let's not forget one of the key gimmicks of LGPE had to do with the starters.