Re: Digimon FC
i totally agree, ash hasn't progressed at all, it's so lame.
at least in digimon, like you mentioned earlier Raidori, the characters grow and progress, and the story line (omg) pregresses to!
and what you mention about the evolution reminds me of the fact taht pekachew (or how ever you spelled it) never evolved! how lame!
i'm sure the point is he might not continue to be the fuzzy character we love, but as digimon shows, evolution just makes the character more interesting, rather than less lovable.
and you're right, digimon could kick pokemons ass any day.
especialy since digimon are intelligent and talk and what not, while pokemon are jsut dumb creatures with survival instincts.