Lol people getting pessimistic just because Ash's lost? (Well yeah...that thing called finals was disappointing...)
Meh, what's done is done, move on! I don't see any clear connection between Ash winning the league and Serena staying(yes I know the status quo b4 you guys start reminding me). Did Ash win any league when Brock stay with him for 4 regions?
In the end, even if the ship will sink, I hope you guys have had a wild ride. Yes, disappointing but I have gotten used to the anime bull**** so...haha.
The problem with Pokemon is its the same over and over again. I thought they would change that with the XY series however it seems they just cannot change. even with new writers and the PG rating they still don't add anything new. How they manage to keep the anime going this long still amazes me, but in reality they will suffer a LOT of backlash after this episode. I can tell their ratings will go down immensely. If amourshipping flops as well then the Pokemon anime is good as done.
It will be considered a 20 year waste of time.