Personally, I like both pintos and paints. It used to be that I preferred paints only, because I liked stock-type horses. I also liked the fact they are an actual breed, not just a color; basically quarter horses with spots.
However, I later got into arabians, and I like pinto-arabs. Particularly NSH pintos. In fact, I'm going to look at a pinto NSH colt tonite! *So excited*.
I'm establishing the foundation for a breeding program right now, and I've got a half-arab mare and a quarter horse. But, I want to get rid of the QHorse so I can find a paint mare! So I'll be breeding both paints & half-arab pintos.
I think horses with spots are so unique. Every horse is different, but spotted horses have such varied patterns. No two patterns are identical. In fact, they can be so wildly different you might compare them to human fingerprints. Thats what makes them so special, not to mention how gorgeous they are. And breeding them is so fun because of the surprises you can get.