I didn't think this episode would make an impact on me. It was a great ending, sure it left some things out but what can we expect from a kid's show. Kids probably didn't care that all of the pokemon didn't appear. the ending credits were great, probably one of the best ways to end a saga. Did AG do this? I don't think so.
I find it funny that some people think that Ash wasn't to emotional to leave Brock. I know they have traveled for a long time but they don't live to far from each other. I bet if Ash stayed in Pallet Town for more than a day he would have the chance to go to Pewter to see Brock or Brock to come to Pallet. That or by now Ash probably thinks that Brock will end up joining him in Isshu.(this last sentence should not be taken seriously.)
On Nov 21, 2010, I'm going on vacation. I'm going to a country to visit two friends and a grumpy oldtimer who are awaiting my return.