I knew that Froakie would have the evolution line I'd like best. I generally go for water types too (fire types have been kinda ugly the past 3 generations- I hate Blaziken and Chimchar. Emboar is OK, but meh. Fennekin broke that trend though- it's evolution line looks good). Chespin is the first grass starter that I hate- I didn't expect them to make an ugly water or grass starter line, expected it to be fire again.
Ugh, exactly. The tongue thing's unique but kinda gross too. The Pokemon Amie screenshot's adorable though. I might go with Froakie after all... Fennekin was just terrible disappointing. :/ And Chespin3... the colours, the shape, the concept are just all wrong.