I never thought I'd say this, but I wish Kiyo had remained around. At least he respected my Pokemon and I. Sure, it wasn't until I got the League to dismantle his Gym status, but that is besides the point.
Anyways, going around Saffron, I have noticed all that has changed since I have left. The Silph Co. Building is under tighter security, as the public can no longer go further than the lobby. No real woes there, as I didn't see any point in touring the facility anyways.
What intrigues me the most is the new Magnet Train Station in town. It would only take me a few minutes to get to Goldenrod City. I have never been to Johto before, and have been hoping to have a visit there soon. If anyone reading this is from the region, some ideas as to where to go would be excellent.