Hello! I noticed you said you only watched up to the Advanced Generation series. Why did you stop there? To be honest with you, I stopped during that season too. Pokemon was like a whole new show when Advanced began, and a much worse show at that. I struggled through it all the way to the Hoenn league and lost faith after Ash lost his battles.
I'm starting the show back up again now with Black and White and things are way better. Still nothing like the original 5 seasons, but still better than Advanced!