After seeing Nintendo's plans to make a version of the Pokémon TCG playable online, I must say that my interests in playing it again has certainly been reactivated. At least this way I can play the game without leaving my home and driving 50 miles to and from a game store, and that, I must say, was one of the key reasons I had to stop playing. Thus, you can imagine how excited I am to see Pokémon TCG Online. So, with my interests severely reactivated... What have I missed? The last set I bought was EX: FireRed/LeafGreen back in 2004, so I'd imagine there has been some significant changes and upgrades to the game since I last played. What's the metagame like? Are there any banned/restricted cards? Is there any one deck (past or present) that dominated tournaments like old skool Haymaker did back in the day? Is the game still fun-and-not-hardcore-but-still-competitive? Have Japanese players stepped up their game or do they still talk about how Western players are too competitive for such a "fun" game like Pokémon? Are there any powerhouse cards akin to Hitmonchan, Cleffa and Sneasel of yore? So again, what's it like?? ... PS: I also noticed that op.pokemon-tcg.com doesn't exist anymore, so is my old Pokémon TCG Player's ID still valid, or do I need a new one? I did sign-up for a Pokemon.com's user account and it seems like my account was still valid--I thought my PID was 101 but it shows me 331, maybe 331 was what I had back in the day. But then I read the sticky up top which stated "If you haven't played since 2006 you'll need a new PID"... Did my PID get grandfathered in, or would I need a new one? ... Thanks for any help you guys can send my way, and I really look forward to being an active part of the Pokémon TCG community again!