Eh, not really. The point of the show was that kids (most kids anyway) will grow out of Pokemon and into the next big thing, and they're not WRONG. Gamefreak introduces a new pair of games every three years BECAUSE of this phenomena; every two-to-three years the kids who were playing one generation grow up and move on, and they don't lose any money because they've already focus-tested and marketed the next games to the kids who're just about to turn 6. Then those kids will obsess about it for a year or two before moving on. And so on, and so forth.
I'll admit, I was surprised when my 10 y.o. nephew suddenly got as obsessed with Pokemon as I did at his age, back when X&Y came out. He watched all the episodes of the show on Netflix, and spent all his precious allowance on booster packs. I was okay with it because hey, before that it was Minecraft. Now he's 12 going on 13, and BIG SURPRISE Star Wars is his new obsession.
TL,DR: If you obsessed over Pkmn for longer than two years, you're the exception, not the rule.