I feel that color should be of the least importance. What is important is correct conformation, pedigree and disposition.
But Paints are a "color breed" and that should be taken into consideration. Would I ever consider a colored paint over a solid because one had spots and the other didnt? No. Like I said, color is my least of worries when looking at horses.
It is nice to have spots though but I wouldn't worry about what other people say. Ignorance is all it is. :roll: