Im not talking about them being an exaggeration. I'm talking about the negativity and reaction after the fact. You can talk about the idea of being trolled all you want, but trying to be negative on Twitter, especially on Ash's long-time VA Rica Matsumoto, or saying it ruined your childhood and all that stuff is overblown to me. I personally was initially disappointed but I got over it quickly because in the end they both fought hard and I already knew it could go either way based on each other's previous experiences. Alain's Mega Charizard X is no slouch and has fought multiple Megas before and I cannot doubt Ash's bond with Greninja. It's fine if you want to convince others to not watch the series, but you can exclude me from that since I still plan to watch as long as I see it being fun for me to watch. Again, personal opinion so no offense.
None taken, I know many people just bend over and accept abuse from higher-ups, and if they do so willingly and knowingly then alright that's fine, it's their choice to support anti-consumer practices and I can't force them not to, I'm only to make sure people are aware of it. Of course personally attacking people especially those who had nothing to do with the foul play isn't okay, but don't imply the general negativity isn't justified.
Now now. I hope you really don't think of people like that, let alone me when I said I'd continue watching after XYZ. It's a fricking anime, if you don;t wanna watch it, that's fine. Just because some will continue to watch it, doesn't mean they're bending over and accepting abuse (which I think is kinda ridiculous). You're making it out as if these are facts and all. Doesn't sit well with me. If it's anti-consumer, then fans should go upon their word if they really are saying they'll cancel their preorder of Sun and Moon (which I've already heard from a few outlets and that itself is kinda dumb) if they didn't like this particular episode. If that's what you think of the show that's fine.
I'm not saying the negativity isn't justified, it's just overblown. Again, I was initially disappointed so I can understand what some fans are thinking, but I got over it and didn't think too heavily on it because one negative thing is not gonna affect my overall positive perception of the series. It's like Mass Effect 3 for me.