I started with Pokémon Blue, then with Pokémon Gold, one of the games I played the most overall.
Then the next versions came out and I was out, too many stupid pokemons for the price to invest...
Then I heard that a Gold and Silver remake was being made so I picked it up... I feared that Heartgold would be a straight dumb remake, but it is truly an awesome remake !
By the way, I always chose the Plant starter (even if I keep hearing bad things about them)