Apparently he claimed the reason behind the butchering of certain scenes is to make the XY series more "kid-friendly", and it was quite evident in the recent dub of the episode Facing the Grand Design!. God forbid me how they'll handle Serena's haircut scene when the dub of that episode rolls around... or Team Flare should they ever show up.
Well he needs at least one first-stage Pokemon so that he still has something cute, given that all his other Kalos Pokemon besides Hawlucha have evolved so far. I also hope Serena can get another Pokemon soon, and hopefully see more of that kid with the Treecko.
It's still weird that it's now 65 episodes in and Ash still doesn't have a Kalos Grass-type, especially with 2 of the 4 possible lines already being owned by other main characters. It would be so weird if this ends up as the first region where Ash doesn't get the complete Grass/Fire/Water triangle.