I have to agree. It's like as soon as you beat the Elite 4 and Champion, everyone forgets that you exist. If you really became the Champion of a region, you would have fangirls (and boys) everywhere you went. Obviously that would be annoying, but it'd be nice to get some recognition from people. Not to mention you would obviously have challengers, but it seems like the original Champions are like "Yeah, you beat me, but I'm going to keep my title. Kthxbai."