Posting here just to tell you I totally agree with you on the Charizard thing. He's really overrated. From 2007–2013 he was in the awkward position of being both the most popular original starter and the absolute worst one competitively. A person with Charizard in their team in the higher tiers was basically the definition of noob for a while. (I was a Smogon sperg for a year or two lol)
I happen to be a member of The Cave of Dragonflies' forums - lexy used to be a member before leaving over some really stupid drama, and veekun is a sister site of The Cave of Dragonflies, hence my comment about degrees of separation. The Cave of Dragonflies forums is a fucking goldmine for SJW stuff nowadays, which really saddens me because I've been on that site for a solid nine years so I can't just leave!