The Sinnoh League had the potential to be the best league ever, except The Powers That Be completely blew it at the end. It wasn't that Ash lost again, but that they had seemed to lay the groundwork for him to win this time. In earlier Sinnoh eps, they had mentioned that the Sinnoh League winner could battle the Elite Four and Cynthia for the crown, which really got my hopes up for Ash to take part in what would have been the biggest battle of his life. Even if he had lost to Cynthia, it could have been epic. Instead, they bring in Tobias and his Ubermon to kick Ash out in one of the most lopsided defeats ever. It still pisses me off to think about it.