Just asking for information, not judgment. No, I'm not looking at aesthetics (though I won't pretend that height isn't a factor...I'm a little person and I need a short and hardy horse). I am not sure what I plan to do right now, so breed is up in the air at the moment. That said, I have my favorites. As different as they are, I like them.
As for prices, I understand that breeding, and getting a quality mare besides, is expensive. Again, just asking for information. I don't have enough information to plan right now.