Also minor thing I want: can they please add a freaking search function to the Pokedex? Does Game Freak seriously expect us to manually sift through 400 entries to find the Pokemon we want?
Seems likely for the Unova starters to return, it's odd how they're the only starters not yet on the Switch and I don't think we will get BW remakes thaaat fast after BDSP
Ehh, IDK. DP and BW were both on the DS, so it would make some sense for DP and BW remakes to both be on the Switch. If they release them in 2024 after the assumed DLC in 2023 then that might give them enough distance from BDSP for them to be able to market BW remakes. Not saying that this will happen for sure, but it's plausible.
As for the DLC, there's another possibility for starters with the Kalos starters. The Kalos starters are transferrable, but they haven't actually been distributed since USUM. So you'd only be able to transfer them if you have a 3DS, a copy of XY or USUM, and an active Home subscription, and there may not be a lot of kids out there that have them so it would be prudent to redistribute them in the DLC for kids that just started playing Pokemon in the last few years and have only experienced the Switch games. They could potentially add them to the DLC dex and distribute them similar to what they did with Bulbasaur and Squirtle in SwSh.