As we know, from the start, Ash has always gotten atleast one of the starter Pokémon for each of the regions he has been to. He got all of the starters in Kanto, Johto and Unova, 2 of the starters in Sinnoh and one of the starters in Hoenn. I seem to also notice that the roles that each type of starters plays is pretty much the same.
Ash's Fire Starters for the most part have always been his strongest. These are the starters Ash looks to whenever he is in a deep hole during a battle. Johto is the most debatable in this because Bayleef actually did hold her own and some could say she was stronger than Cyndaquil but the fact of the matter is Cyndaquil was still used in 6 of the 8 gyms. Usually his starters are also abandoned by their previous owners because they are seen as weak and of course by the end of the saga, they all proved that they were powerhouses. Again, Cyndaquil is the exception. But it always seems that for the most part, Ash's Fire Starters are the strongest Pokémon he has in their respective regions. People call Charizard his strongest Kanto Pokémon, people say Quilava is potentially Ash's strongest Johto Pokémon with really only Bayleef and Heracross coming close. A lot of people say Infernape is Ash's strongest Sinnoh Pokémon and a lot of people say that Pignite is either his strongest or second strongest Unova Pokémon.
Ash's grass starters have always been the cool, calm and collected of the group. They are the mature ones. They can hold their own in battle and they are always seen as somewhat of a peacemaker of the group. They may not be stronger than the Fire Type (with the exception of maybe Sceptile who was able to draw with May's Blaziken) but they are often seen as the second strongest. With the exception of maybe Bayleef who had more of a fun personality, Ash's grass types for the most part were laid back and acted as the older sibling of Ash's Pokémon family.
Then you have Ash's Water Starter Pokémon. Also known as the comic relief Pokémon. They are the outgoing, fun ones. They are often troublemakers and often need to be kept in line but they are extremely entertaining to watch and are popular because of this. These Water Starters never evolve on Ash's team and are often seen as weaker than the grass and fire types.
So my question to you is do you like the roles each of the starters play or do you think that in Generation 6, they should switch the roles around a bit? Like having the water starter be the fully evolved powerhouse, letting the grass starters be the comic relief and having the fire starters be the older sibling of the group. Share you thoughts!