IMFO, ShoddyBattle fails completely. Of course, note that is a rather biased opinion because I've been playing NB for over 2 years, that and I love NB's interface. >_> The new metagame is okay, I don't hate it, it makes things a lot more interesting. There's new skills that makes STAB now x2.0 instead of x1.5. <_< But new metagame + Shoddy = BAD. Why?
Shoddy's interface is horrifyingly-terrible, that's not even a word, and yet it makes sense and describes Shoddy! Why? When you get Paralyzed on Netbattle, there is a tiny "Lightning" symbol besides the Pokeball (of the Pokemon that is currently on the field) to tell you that is Paralyzed. On Shoddy, it is grey/gray. >_> The battle log pineappleing sucks in the sense that reading it bores me, I'm not even sure if there's a Save Log option.
There's also no PokeDex-data, I want to search for [insert any pokemon here] with [insert a certain move/skill here]! pineapple!!!! Where the hell is the Pokedex?
Secondly, is it just me or has Smogon's community gotten worse in terms of stupidity and arrogance? Then there's the old OU's that went down to BorderLine and even the "UU" tiers. Since when was Aero UU? wtp. Aero was one of the fastest OUs in the metagame (back in NB) that had decent movepool (Rock Slide, Aerial Ace/Hidden Power Flying, Double-Edge, Roar/EarthQuake)! STAB, STAB, Double-Edge+RockHead=no damage, and EQ for Steel or other Rock types. With maxed Speedd EVs and a Jolly nature, Aero has 394 friggin speed. How is this thing UU??!
Then there's the almighty Garchomp I've heard so much of, I've fought one on Smogon (even though it was banned since it was considered as 'Uber'), I must admit it's pretty nice since it is very easy to set up with a Yacha Berry and Swords-Dance, but I took one out easily with a pineappleing Heracross. >_> (Oh, dear lord, "Fire Fang"~, my Heracross survived one hit and Rest+Sleep-Talk'ed+MegaHorned it to death. <_<)
In my conclusion, new metagame = okay. New metagame + Shoddy = Terrible. New smogon = Ugh-community. My Heracross made Garchomp cried and GG'ed it.