"So whenever they had a big event, they would throw another geezer on the bonfire, more or less." -Shellhead, on the tendency to replace older heroes with new in the 90's
I'll say it again: I met Wally months (and stories) before I ever heard of Barry Allen. For that matter, I met Iris West and all the Rogues through Wally.
My whole interest in the DC and superheroes went from being Mild (watches an occasional show on TV or an old movie rerun on TV) to Obsessed Fan watches heroes on TV, buys DVDS, toys, books, and clothing with superhero themes...
All because of Wally West.
No Barry attached.
Now Barry with Wally would be absolutely thrilling. Also would love to see Jay in the mix along with Bart and Impulse and...heck, everyone down to that dog Wally had way back in the day.
This isn't likely to happen.
So I'll settle for a speedster Wally (future/past/Elseworlds, whatever) who acts like Wally and looks like Wally and talks like Wally (minus the Barryisms) just to have a recognizable Wally again.
Now I'll say it again one last time (because I'm getting tired of saying it): I don't need Wally to remember Barry. I think it's perfectly possible that instead of Barry, Wally met someone else...possibly someone brand new to the DC...whose influence made Wally into a hero as near as can be made as he was before. Differences? Yeah...Like Nightwing is different now then he was back then. Like Roy is dif.
To Sleep, perchance To Dream. The computer in Logan's Run was correct. Life after 30 isn't worth the trouble. Old age is a literal pain.