I've personally never even played R/S/E so it's practically a new game for me too. XDSomething I have to say regarding this in general (not that this is directed at me):
Since I've never played the original RSE for any extreme amount of time*, I don't really care what else they do or don't put in the remakes, since it will be like a brand new region I'm exploring for the most part.
*-I only got up to the second city in Ruby and then just stopped playing.
Just strapping myself in for the ride.