Not for me. Maybe as a group they're more enjoyable but as individuals...I think there's a lot to be desired. Cilan is certainly a fun character due to his antics (and a breath of fresh air) and doesn't need much development because there isn't much to his plotline - not to say that some would be good - and what we've got of him has worked so far but Iris...I'm sure you're aware of how much things need to change regarding her character growth, and Trip makes Ash seem like he regressed as a trainer. As it is, they're rivalry is the worst developed one so far. I also think giving Iris and Cilan rivals helped their chemistry with other characters.I knew something was wrong with the DP trio as it was airing, but I didn't truly realize how bad the character interaction really was until Best Wishes started. I agree BW isn't as good as DP was in terms of writing, but the characters somehow make it more enjoyable.
The lack of character growth has made the main characters more detrimental to me.
I'm inclined to blame the number of rivals she got and the little screentime her rivals got. And of course Brock's lack of attention didn't help either.Parts of me also feel as if Dawn's interaction with every character aside from Ash and maybe Conway was extremely bland and boring. Something was just wrong.