Well, I have to say ilike it it has a few problems, being:
1: the 3D, the parts of the game with 3D look better than the parts without so I don't buy their whole, "we left 3D out of much of the game to make it look better" BS. The graphical areas with 3D IMO are just better
2: during text portions there are some long delays before you can hit (a) and advance the text.
3: voice chat has some big issues, you can't play and chat at the same time like in several other 3DS games and its no where near as clear as it should be also... I think you can only chat with one person at a time?
4: Multiplayer took me and a few other many times to set up. Not even sure why it kept disconnecting us.
5: lots of new features not explained.
Aside from that there are some great parts in X/Y so far. (No spoilers)
But it really doesn't matter on the Elmer's you choose for starters you pretty much can have every element (except a few) before you ever make it to the first gym. Leveling is simple and encounter were easy.
Though it almost seemed like a beginners pokemon of sorts it was really refreshing on the things they changed and what they kept the same.
Though I listed a few things as gripes most of them aren't so bad. Really the only thing that bothered me was the lack of 3D where it really should have had more. The other issues can be fixed in patches or by reading online guides and such.
Overall I think this is the first pokemon game I've really enjoyed from the start. Can't wait to see how it goes from here.
Let me know what your all's reviews of the game is so far!