Well Honestly i have not played D/P. I am a bit worried to play it. I have researched it fairly heavily tho. especially in the area of the pokedex and i have just come to the conclusion that they have created too many "legendaries" Im a bit hesitant to spend the money on a DS and that game.
I will say this tho, seems like 90% of the people on this board are in love with it.
It does have cool features like being able to load pokemon from previous generations onto it (both by trade and by putting chosen game into the secondary cartridge slot).
and i will admit that i like many of the regular monsters they have come out with for this generation. Its not that the legendaries dont look or sound cool, i just wish they werent classified as legendary.
oh and the new moves and TM's sound sweet too