I like flashy color a lot, but I'd never buy an inferior horse just because it had a nice paint job. I like pintos, but am not wild about them. So there's a funny kind of irony that I wound up with three tobianos. Anyone who looks at my herd would think I'm color crazed, but nope... totally random. I was also interested in a solid black and a flaxen chestnut when looking at my guys but wound up taking home the pintos because they had better conformation. It's of course totally legit to not like color but I do roll my eyes a little when I see people going so anti-color that they insult people who enjoy chrome or dilutes or whatever. Who cares? If someone wants to hold out for a flashy horse, nobody should complain as long as they're still buying a suitable animal. It's perfectly possible to find a well-conformed, good minded horse that isn't mud colored. You just might have to wait longer.