Every single person on this thread will obviously praise GSC for being " perfect " in every single way..... which is annoying because many people simply just forget the new generations like RSE , FRLG , and DPP. But I do not hate GSC. I for one thought GSC was good as RSE. GSC remakes are awesome too, but Emerald I prefer due to the Pokemon..... which are very creative!
GSC, not because they're necessarily better than the others, but because those games were my first Pokemon games, and they pretty much were my childhood.
Of course, they weren't perfect, none of the games have been, but there's something special about them for me. I won't vilify anyone who says they weren't the best, or even says they didn't like them, like others probably will, it's all personal opinion.