I still feel what people say in YouTube comments that Crash needs a new game. Spyro got ruined when Activision stepped in. I blame it all on my nostalgic connection to the original Crash and Spyro games here.
Then why didn't the change in protagonists in Yu-Gi-Oh! and Digimon help their ratings? Not to mention the hype towards the return of the old cast from Digimon (one of the users you agree admitted that he never followed Digimon).