I was in junior high when the original craze was in full swing. I remember a lot of my school mates playing the card game and speaking what sounded like a foreign language.
I just never saw the appeal. I think this is a game-changing platform for app-games though. That said, when I read stories such as the national HOLOCAUST museum has to ask idiot teenagers to please not play the game there, then I just shake my head.
Plus don't we have enough morons waling around not paying any attention to the world around them?