See who you are, where from, what of
Seemed to me like you were saying essentially the opposite, like here...... that's pretty much what I said but thanks for the summary.
and here...If you compare it to FF6 (an RPG with turn based combat) you'll get "Holy fock, why the hell did I buy this garbage !!!".
Your go open world RPG route and you just shot yourselves in the foot when you have a thousand other games to compare to.
Comparing Pokemon to FF6 or pretty much any other open world game is comparing apples to oranges. You might as well compare it to World of Warcraft, or Call of Duty. That's sort of the point I'm trying to get at is there's a reason why Pokemon games are only ever compared to other Pokemon games. You seemingly acknowledge this... but then you also seemingly go ahead and contradict your own acknowledgement with the above quotes.
We can argue about whether or not Pokemon games are good or bad compared to other games until the cows come home but the fact of the matter is there really isn't an objective metric we can measure with, so the whole discussion is kind of pointless. It's mostly subjective.