I grew up on that show, watched since the very beginning... I stopped watching a couple of years ago, during a time when it started to feel like 70% of the show was filler.
But to see Ash retire from the series is a bit sad. Hopefully he can make cameo apperances every now and then, just as many of the other main characters has done over the years. It's gonna be a bit weird to NOT have Pikachu, the franchise mascot, around though...
I do have 1 more thing I'd like to see happen to Ash before it's over for him. I'd like him to meet his father, that'd be a great end!
AND PICK UP HIS FREAKING PIDGEOT, LIKE HE PROMISED TO DO!!!