I'm pretty happy with HGSS and can't wait to to get them when they hit the states. The only thing I'm unhappy with is the fact that you can't turn the "Pokemon Following" feature on/off and how only the first pokemon in your party follows you. I would have liked it if I could choose which pokemon followed me, regardless of team position, and whether or not I want a pokemon following me at all.
I'm still not 100% clear on the functions of the Safari Zone. But if it's true that you can get Pokémon like Larvitar and Houndour before beating the Elite Four, then I'll be quite pleased. (It always bugged me in Gold and Silver that there were certain Generation II Pokémon you couldn't get until 3/4 of the way through the game.)
im pretty unhappy about when i got the game in the mail, i opened it with anticipation, popped it into my ds, turned on the power and everything was in a foreign language? wtf. i was pist (hehehe) yea, i dunno why the japanese have it so good that they get stuff like a year earlier than in the US. i cant take a whole year to translate, i mean cmon.