I can't choose both?? :D
But yea, I feel some overexposed characters (cough, Ash, cough, Dawn, cough) makes me angry. Especially Ash since he's been the chief for 700+ episodes and 15 years!!!
Some shafted characters (cough, Max, cough, Tracy, cough, Brock) were just there to be there, and it sucks to be them, I guess.