Really good way to finish the series, I know a lot of people don't like her but I'm going to miss Dawn (though not her Piplup) and even though Brock spent most of the end of D&P just telling us "Type X is super effective against type y, but I'm sure trainer z will have taken this into account" I'm going to miss him too. Looking forward to the 1hr specials during BW.
Pikachu crying was one of the saddest things I've seen watching pokemon and it worked really well to get the emotion going (though I did laugh slightly that Staraptor and Torterra just stood there all srsface )
Looking forward to the new series now! It will take some getting used to if Pikachu and Meowth are the only pre-B&W we see during this!