Quite the bitter truth there.
I actually feel that the Poke'mon series has been overstretched in this decade alone.
I've been a fan since the 90s and been patiently waiting for the finale when Ash and Pikachu finally become champions. It even felt like they were finally getting somewhere with the Battle Frontier and Sinnoh leagues. But then Unova happened and everyone's favorite protagonists devolved back into an ignorant child and a beginner Poke'mon with nothing gained from over a decade of adventures and experience!!!!!!! If you ask me, they could learn a thing or two from Digi'mon. That show maybe over, but at least the protagonists matured with each battle fought. It haunts me to think that Ash still won't come anywhere near a championship win in Kalos or any other washed out generation in years to come.