It's all right. Don't be ashamed. The gameboy games like red, green, blue, gold, silver ect. are actually decent games. I'm currently playing heart gold in which you play in both the Johto and Kanto regions I think. I havent beatwn it yet so im not sure if it also includes the Hoen region. I eagerly await the day that i can buy a second de for username as well as black and white so we can trade and battle. Also if you have soul silver I'd like to have you friend code so we can trade and battle.
Never had a gameboy as a kid, but had pokemon snap on the N64, but taking photos isnt the same.
You should give me your DS when you buy a new one. Mine got stolen and i'm a poor spic. I never got to finish Platinum or Soul Silver.