[ Oh, I thought this was one of the better battles... Probably because most people read chapter 5 when it just came out, and chapter 6 when I just posted it, so they had the cliffhanger between the chapters. For you, the cliffhanger wasn't there, so that probably made it less nice for you.
I honestly do as well, if he's headed nowhere, but I know both himself and Team Rocket are still on the show for keeps at this point. I also want Team Rocket to go, and just start afresh with new characters from the games from Gen VII onwards. Sadly, I know what Ash and Team Rocket have become at this point...it is really very sad.