And that's what I'm trying to say, that it's not good to say it should be one thing or the other. One of the ladies at our barn was convinced by a barefoot trimmer that her horse should go barefoot even though her previous farrier warned her against it. The horse's feet literally fell apart from all the harsh terrain she rode that horse on barefoot.
The horse was so lame by the end, she sold it - not sure if it went to someone else or to auction - never saw her again. It was really sad simply because it was avoidable.
While I realize everyone has their own opinions, when it's something this important that is going to affect your horse, I think it's just unwise to say a complete across the board no to shoes.
ETA: Didn't mean for my reply to come across as bad - just wanted to express my concerns for not thinking of the horse first!