I certainly hope not! Sprites are iconic of the franchise and I hope that they live on in at least SOME form during the transition. Maybe Pokémon will follow you around, HG/SS style, and those sprites will become the next big thing.
I'm also sure that kind spriters will continue to create renditions of the new three-dimensional models. Have you read this article?
I made an official shop banner (you can find it on my art shop) so would you mind adding that to your "affiliates" list on your shop instead of just a link?
P.S. Please fix my name when you give credit for the avatar in your signature because it's currently spelled wrong? ^^
Hey there! Sure, I would love to affiliate! :3
just use the following, without spaces:
[ URL="insert the URL of my shop here"][ IMG ]http://i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac222/nicogon88/abi/pixel.gif[ / IMG ][ / URL ]
Be sure to remove all of the spaces or else it won't work.
Also, where it says "insert the URL of my shop here", that's what you're supposed to do! hehehe. The URL of my shop is the address that takes you to the main page.
Wherever you put it, something like this will show up: