loly - I feel the same way sometimes. I feel like, I don't know, they're kind of putting a lot of new things on our plate. I liked Mega evolutions a whole lot. It was really cool. Though I'm a little disappointed they pretty much stuck it through for just one generation (Gen 6). While they come back in Gen 7, there are no new megas and I'm just disappointed in that lol (because come on, soooo many people begged for a Mega Flygon-)
Z-Moves are just... meh to me for the most part. I was impressed at first, sort of, but as more and more come out, I'm just not as excited. And Primarina's, while it was really cool, the animation was just... so slow. Some of the moves are quick, but that one was just too long. :/ I mean, think about it. Mega evolutions always start with a longer animations with the trainer activating the ring/bracelet, but every battle after that, it's just a quick transition and that's it. I have a feeling people are going to be really sick or annoyed of seeing the same move being used over and over per battle. The good thing is that they seem to limit it once per battle, just like mega evolution I guess. And while people seem to think it's an instant KO, it's not... there were instances where it only just took out a chunk of the HP or is just a stat boost (Eevee's). I see what they're trying to achieve with the Z-Moves: Make every Pokemon have a chance to be powerful (unlike Mega Evolutions which limit to a certain set Pokemon), but at the same time, I feel like there could have been another way to do this....
I also expressed excitement for Alolan forms of the Gen 1 Pokemon, but now I feel like I'm less thrilled. I'm not trying to sound like a genwunner or anything, but I guess it's just more things for me to memorize (same with the abilities as usual). I've seen people make comments about how Gen 7 ruined Gen 1 just because of the new forms but I don't really feel that way. I guess I'm just not as impressed anymore. XP
The lack of gyms does bother me a little as well but we'll just have to wait and see, right? I mean, XY was really fun, but it was kind of too easy and after you beat the elite four, you've basically got nothing else to do. I hope they put something interesting at the end of SM.