I have no hesitations to say that I'm fucking ashamed of the Pokemon fanbase and that's as someone who hated ORAS so much that I felt like my heart was stabbed due to how dumbed down it was. I hate those games but I ended up finding other games in 2014 to enjoy more and I ended up loving Moon version when that came out so I don't get why those who can't stand the series' direction just... don't buy it. They don't need to go as far as fucking dumping spoilers in the comment sections of random Pokemon tweets to "Avenge the cut mons".
Then again this is the same fanbase that has accused Masuda (not even the director of the game but common scapegoat due to woes about ORAS/LGPE) of rape via a twitter account, compared the National Dex protests to the Hong Kong protests for freedom, spammed Masuda's personal tweets about it even when he discussed Someone's Wedding, someone's fanart, and honoring the victims of the Nagasaki atomic bombing, and has recently spammed Ohmori (the actual director) with spoilers because they're mad.
Of course, the most desirable course of action is for some much-needed gap years, but I know for a fact that anytime we've had a gap year or a long period to a reveal as of late, people flip out. In 2015, people went apeshit over Pokemon Z not being released that year, and shat on Super Mystery Dungeon for being the holiday Pokemon game when that's easily one of the best 3DS games ever made. Then in 2017, people spammed and asked for Pokemon Stars/Eclipse on Switch... and got mad when the literal exact same concept was put on the 3DS (meaning they'd probably be fine with USUM doing nothing to fix the problems of SM if it were on switch, apparently)
Oh, and don't forget about people who took the E3 2017 Pokemon game confirmation and wanted it to desperately launch that very holiday, or the one after, and became infuriated when LGPE was put out as a way to give the SWS team more dev time. Yet now these fans say the games should have been delayed or that they should take gap years? Forget that, this fanbase has dug itself and even GF into the yearly release hole that they've tried to avoid with 3D games for a while now, but as the workload increased for every new system they jump to, making new Pokemon games with a 2D game's timeschedule won't work anymore if they want to include all the new features they try planning for each game.
This time, they had to cut the mons to focus on the actual region and the content within because they outright said including all the mons in older games took up resources from other stuff they wanted to add in the games: The most-content filled of the 3DS games even had the national pokedex missing despite all the non-Alolan mons being in there anyway, making it feel like an afterthought. (and indeed, they noted that SM was almost the one to axe them entirely)
I honestly wish that Game Freak could just make something like Pulseman 2 or Drill Dozer 2 for a gap year and actually have a fanbase who welcomes those games instead of blaming it for stealing from Pokemon like with Town Hero, or gets mad because they don't have a new yearly Pokemon game. I kinda think if they just rereleased/ported Gen 3 to Switch like with 1/2 on 3DS, that would also serve as a good gap year for fans, even if they'd still complain...