AAs a statistical fact, the Japan local view rate of Pokemon anime going down each successive year. That already says a lot.
The only ones that are contented about the status quo of Pokemon anime is merely the staffs that makes and promote the show.
And despite this supposed "decline," Pokemon merchandise in Japan still flies off the shelves. Seriously, kids in general have no problem with Ash's lack of official League wins; only an older part of the fandom - who are way outside the anime's target demographic anyway - seem obsessed with that stuff. :x