I know you did. I should've said more people.I did say that, though:
I'll say my piece one last time. I think they are comparable in that they are two characters who hadn't appeared in a while, and both lost to Ash in their last on screen appearance. My problem is with those who say Iris getting into the Masters 8 is deserved because she's Unova champion, but Paul isn't strong enough because he doesn't have a prestigious title of his own. Yet, Iris became champion off screen, but Paul has been gone even longer and has no game counterpart to tie his character down. He's a traveling trainer like Ash, so he could have won a regional league tournament just like Ash won the Alola league.Throwing my 2 cents about Paul and a little Iris
If you didn't want him in because you don't like the character, be like Ghost and admit it. It's fine.