I don't see it as a punishment... I just happen to like that idea of having too much white is a crop out. It seems that color breeds are over bred by back yard breeders, thus producing not so good feet and maybe other issues..... so if to be a QH you cannot care about color, the breed standards are more likely to be upheld. Just my opinion.
I was looking on dreamhorse.com and noticed that when a horse was a paint, it upped the price by thousands of dollars but the quality of horse was not upped, in fact it seems the opposite.
"Equine-facilitated therapy employs a form of biofeedback for practicing self-awareness, emotional management, and relationship skills that human role-playing exercises and discussion groups cannot begin to access." Linda Kohanov (The Tao of Equus)