Ontopic: I wouldn't complain that shinies are more common. See, I've played Pokemon (to various degrees) since the original release of Red and Blue here. I own Red, Blue, Silver, Ruby and Soul Silver and beat all of them, played through my brother's copy of Fire Red, and I've played pretty much every one of the others apart from X/Y. That's a good ten-fifteen years in which I've been playing Pokemon, and at points I was sinking six/seven hours a day into training and looking for specific pokemon at the least.
Not once have I seen a Shiny. Not once.