And Ash character is still unexplored by large decree. If you provide new challenges and trials for someone to overcome reflecting his further growth they don't have to end up forced if you write them in way to link to previously established story, coming out as believable sequel.
More you add to character can work both ways; also meaning to give more substance/meat to his story exploring different sides of characterization adding fresh note to it.
Filled up? Ash hasn't even won league yet, it took us almost 14 years to find out something about his poke master career until Lucian revealed concept of champion league. His past on large part is unexplored and there is plenty material to work with his goal by introducing steps someone needs to overcome to achieve this.Ideas for what to do with one character aren't unlimited you know. It would be harder to make any idea that is any good if they're filled up with them. Ash's antics don't bore me, but the thing is, Ash is fat with ideas.
Take a look at other anime like DBZ, One Piece, Naruto, Ben 10, Bakugan etc. They all keep same main protagonist creating new challenges and goals to accomplish without feeling forced and their protagonists are more developed than Ash is.
Hence being reason why it would be ridiculous to replace him after so much time.
Yes you can, im still enjoying Ash character and im pretty sure im not the only one. There are anime which last longer than 15 years like Doraemon, Simpson, Sazae-San etc and audience is still enjoying in its cast.You can't enjoy the same EXACT THING for 15 years. I'd rather have a new protagonist. At least they won't be fat and have lots of new potential that could take the show in a different direction.
Not to mention you can take show in new directions while keeping Ash as well, so i don't see your point at all. Especially when Ash has actual potential to go on bigger things ranking up as trainer and discovering new more complex ways of battling and bond you establish with pokemon, since he already has background to build upon.
It would be more interesting to follow adventure oif already experienced character going in undiscovered directions, than adding another greenhorn taking him through same basic approach its expected to happen from such character.
As long gyms will be main quest in games, whoever comes in Ash place will be doing same thing we watched for past 15 years going from start all over again ending as rehash of what we already saw.
Something im not interested in slightest already having reruns of older series to follow someone going from baby steps.
Not really. Otherwise Lucian wouldn't mention champion league as one of steps(not the only one) you need to pass on road of becoming master. Becoming pokemon master equals strongest trainer in world, meaning there are other leagues to conquer, E4 to defeat and pass special tasks which measure your growth as trainer like BF was to carry out your name worldwide.
Master goal = Win a Pokemon League
Since winning one league makes you strongest trainer of that region, but not strongest worldwide.
I wouldn't be surprised if there exist league, quest for masters to conquer in order to earn this title.
They could, but whats the point in doing revamp altogether after having continuity based series with same protagonist for so long?They can achieve it and then make a clean state. Nobody here is saying they should make a clean slate before allowing Ash to win a league.
When Ash story ends, its better imo to finish of anime altogether concluding it on good note, instead of making new second rate series in which majority of viewers likely wont be interested ruining picture and positive reputation this show established about itself.
Nothing lasts forever, and this applies to pokemon series as well.