Lyra doesn't care about ye haters too. She's still loved by a lot of people out there. Don't just think ye can just say that she sucks because she replaced Kris. Face it, SoulSilver and HeartGold were out years ago. SO SUCK IT UP.
As what in Bulbapedia says, "Some fans assume that Kris and Lyra are one and the same. Takao Unno revealed in an interview that he designed Lyra from scratch." So THERE.
Any person who goes out of their way to attack a person or thing simply because they do not like it needs to get a reality check on what's important in life. Honestly. There are too many people today that attack eachother over liking something different. The amount of childishness and arrogance it takes to do that is mind-numbing. Here's a plz icon that sums up my thoughts on ignorant people at the moment: