When SM first released? I'm talking about vanilla Sun and Moon, not USM. When SM first came out, what did you all think? Especially since this was the first time gyms where removed in the main games, and trials took it's place. But in general, I want to know your thoughts on these games.

Personally I really liked the idea and was all for it, even more so when I played the games. It gave a bit more challenge than actual gyms did, it also required you to use strategy since Totem Pokemon called in help.