Irrelevant complaint aside, aye, I can see what you're gettin' at. Generation 3 certainly did see improvement over previous generations' (lack of) plot. I'd probably share the sentiments if RS' story was... well, good, rather than simply a step up from previous Pokeiterations.
T'is a shame ya've ditched Pokemon, since I feel the reasons you state why ya liked RSE are prevalent even moreso in DPP and 'specially BW1. 'Cept all the Surfing. But that's a terribly off-topic tangent for another thread.