I strongly disagree myself. It's an actual battle between the wild pokemon and you, rather a waggle rng minigame.
Though I think there should be a mixture of random encounters and pokemon you can encounter in the overworld.
edit: Also, it's an rpg, some grind is okay, imo.
Bet with Intrinsic:
The Switch will outsell 3DS (based on VGchartz numbers), according to me, while Intrinsic thinks the opposite will hold true. One month avatar control for the loser's avatar.