Nintendo Power convinced me to NOT buy Pokemon Platinum

I was really excited to get Pokemon Platinum, which would be my first entry into the series!  No offense to the Pokemon Nation out there, but Nintendo Power just convinced me not to buy the new edition that comes out next week.  In their description of Pokemon Platinum, the amount of details about the characters, the items they can hold, the different Formes they can take, and the ability to gain special Pokemon through incredibly convoluted means scared the crap out of me.

On one hand, the game sounds excellent and is so packed with features, any Pokemon fan should be frothing at the mouth to get their hands on this one.  On the other hand, the amount of characters and options in the game sounds incredibly overwhelming to me.

So convince me, Infendo Pokemon Pals … should a Pokemon novice like myself get Pokemon Platinum?