Ah, Misty! Truth to be told, I didn't care for her at first, because like I said yesterday, Lime was the one that started it all, and Pokémon was something I had watched and played way before that.
The thing is that after Lime came around, I started loving everything her brazilian voice actress Márcia Regina did, and Misty happened to be one of her characters, so it was like rediscovering Misty for the first time. As I grew older and started liking tomboy-ish girls more, my appreciation for her grew too
I really like her design in Gold/Silver, but I have a soft spot for the one from the anime for being the first one I saw, of course