I've been into the Pokémon phenomenon after watching a few bits of the anime's first season, back when it first aired in the US. I got my Red version as an early Christmas gift in October 1998, and I was hooked. I followed that up with a bunch more; half of each generation's paired versions, the third version, and half of the remake pair. I've also collected quite a few side games, as well. In my opinion, each generation gets better and better. Better graphics, longer storyline, and yes, an extra 100-or-so beasts to track down. Call it tedious, call a few species uninspired, but I enjoy it. I was also interested in the TCG for a few years, but eventually gave that up because there was no one living near me that played. I will always love the games, and am in the process of watching a bunch of anime episodes that I've missed. I've also started reading through Pokémon Special, though currently I've only gotten to the Yellow chapter.
My purpose on Bulbapedia
I had known about Bulbapedia for a while before finally registering an account on September 17, 2008. I originally registered for the sole purpose of fixing spelling and grammar mistakes that I had found, but soon learned of all the different projects that were around. It seemed that almost everything was taken care of, except for Project Walkthroughs. The place was pretty dead when I first found it, so I've sort of made it my mission to see it completed. I started off by editing the Red & Blue walkthrough last summer, picking up after the first page or two where the last person had left off. Once that was finished, I started the Gold & Silver walkthrough from scratch, and am happy to say that I completed it almost totally on my own, with only minor changes from other users. I'm still a small-time editor, at last check I had over 750 edits to my name. My goal (besides seeing the entire 'Pedia finished one day) is to see complete walkthroughs for every applicable game in the Pokémon series.
To be honest, I don't battle competitively, so I don't worry about EVs or IVs. I train my teams until they all reach level 100, that's good enough for me. That's all I need to battle my friends. I train species of all types, though my favorites are Dragon, Ice, Flying, and Water. Articuno is my favorite legendary (the first one I ever caught), and whenever I catch it, I keep it in my team as my aerial transport. My favorite teams are fighters that can hit fast and hard. I definitely focus more on the offensive aspect, rather than defensive or support moves. I am happy to say that I have completed a living Pokédex in my Diamond version, all 493 species. I also have an Action Replay, though I typically use it for event legendaries.