I agree with you all the way. The quality of battles definitely sunk. Look at an older battle like Ash vs Gary in the Silver Conference. Ash would use some good strategies (sounds crazy but he actually did back then). His Charizard couldn't come near Blastoise, so what he did was burn the field which immobolized blastoise, and the only option left for gary was to hydro pump the field to cool it down but in doing that it filled the arena with steam so blastoise couldn't see. By the time it cleared up Charizard got close in range with blastoise and was able to finish him off. You look at the battles afterwords and you see some weird stuff like Ash having his pikachu shock his own swellow and that gave swellow a thunder armor....a thunder armor. Its a shame what battles have turned into nowadays.