The problem with Koffing that I've said a million times is that they'd have to translate it internationally
People will find even the little things to complain about. Koffing/Dogars is a different name in other countries, simple as that. In fact, almost every Pokemon's name is different in other places.
He mentions his real team but he wasn't holding back as a Gym Leader. He just didn't have access to his old team.
Have to admit, for the 1st Gym Leader, he is more difficult than the triplets. Not to mention whatever starter you selected doesn't matter against him.
Yeah, which is a reason why people should analyze it, not shouldn't.
And since when did giving your opinion on something automatically mean whining about that thing?