Ok, so I haven't been involved in a T/CCG since WWE Raw Deal got discontinued two years ago, and Pokemon is the only game I have any interest in starting. I've loved the franchise since I was 8 years old.
What I am wondering is what is the state of the game? How big a following is there still, how many sets are legal, what different formats there are, etc. If anyone can give me some information I'd appreciate it. Please, no "zomg n00b" nonsense. I'm new here, yes, but I'm not an idiot.