Yeah, it's hard to believe, but somehow they're just that crappy-- painful on the the ears.
Remember Gary's voice actor in Season 1? Now, he voices James, Prof. Oak, and Meowth now...all three of them horribly. James sounds like a fat guy with a constant head cold now, Prof. Oak an evil young mad scientist now, and Meowth a 70 year old chain smoking biker.
The guys who started dubbing Pokemon into English since Season 9 and pretty much replaced the Original English cast with crappier voice actors...somehow, 4Kids managed to do a much better job than they did...no kidding.
Eh, even Tracey's good compared to what we have now lol. TR are absolutely retarded now (not funny stupid, just stupid stupid), and both the female heroines suck now, Ash sounds like he's been smoking cigarettes nowadays, plus he's boring now, etc.
It's also in the XY games, actually, but still I understand lol-- I don't blame you: you've missed a lot to say the least, but it doesn't matter, seeing as the new episodes just suck compared to the older ones.