You summed it up perfectly xD
The way the series starts is the foundation of the rest of it. Seriously BW just didn't do it for me;
-The reason Ash went to Unova
-His first battle in the region
's reason for being "de-powered"
-Ash's traveling companions
And the list goes on...
But more on point, I just hope he doesn't do stupid stuff right off the bat. Back in Kanto, him trying to catch Pidgey
by using his book bag I think since Pikachu
refused to listen to him was more funny than stupid like him in Unova throwing Pokeballs off the bat to catch Pidove
You know I think the worst part about it is Iris
since she constantly scolds him for doing stupid stuff when she isn't an expert herself. That just made the series worse in my opinion. Heck, they should have made her the recurring rival instead of a Paul or Gary we'd finally have a female rival for Ash. Its a shame, in my opinion I feel she was an "annoying rival" more than a companion for Ash...