Definitely the fire starter (Fennekin). Mostly because I just love the overall design idea of the fox, as well as the fact that fire starters are the ones I usually pick. Which starter are you gonna pick? Also, based on the screenshots/videos I've seen so far, I think the 3D looks pretty good at the moment. X and Y is gonna be awesome by the looks of it.
Right now, I currently don't own one just yet. But I'm planning on getting one eventually so I can play one of the new Pokemon games as well as a few other games I've had my eye on lately (such as Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask).
Also, I sometimes go for the water and grass starters too when I'm playing the games again. Mostly just for a bit of variety.
Indeed! I agree that it's pretty good that they announced the new games early. That way, we won't feel like we're missing out when they actually do get released (if they were to announce it much later on, that is).