Now I gotta ask this, since this is driving me so crazy it makes me I want to post my own full length article on my point of view, but that would take a couple of hours and it is late, and then I realized something:
Why are we talking about this? This is titled as a "Pachirisu is Overrated" article, but it seemed to more closely resemble a "Pachirisu is Bad" article. Folks, overrated means people are making out to be better than it is. Pachirisu is perhaps overrated, but if you are a good pokemon player, you can make that judgment for yourself, regardless of what anyone else says. With that said, you shouldn't need people to have to tell you how good a particular card is.
I built a deck that incorporates Pachirisu as a starter, which would search for Stantler to put onto the bench, and then retreat for that next turn. Now I am able to use Pachirisu and get to use Stantler as well. Someone suggested I remove Pachirisu and Stantler and use a basic of one of my pokemon lines as a starter. I tried it, since I knew that the person is an incredible player. It didn't work as well as before, and more importantly, I knew what it was about my deck that was the cause for that. So I now know that Pachirisu is just the right starter for my deck. If the deck you are working with doesn't gain favor from a Pachirisu start like mine does, I can see why you would say Pachirisu is overrated. But now much a card is overrated does not have much to do with its actual quality. Pachirisu is an all around good card. It is certainly usable, as my above example has shown. You can't build that strong an argument against that.
So now I have gotten a little of that off of my chest, and I return to my original question: Why are we talking about this? This doesn't do anyone any good. You have to see what it does for you and if it fits with what you are trying to achieve. I can make allusions to all kinds of aspects of life where this basic statement is applicable.
And as a side note, and I may be wrong here, but isn't the front page reserved for news? I'm not sure that opinion pieces such as the article at the top of this thread here are quite the right material for the front page.