I would love it if they would legalize the slaughter of 'stangs, that way they could cull the really crappy ones and let the good ones continue to breed and keep a manageable number loose on the range with roundups twice a year or so for pulls for adoption.
I, personally, love the breed and have every intention of always having at least one in my barn but I am not some fool hearted ninny that sees them as some majikal critter that embodies the spirit of the west. That's crap, they are feral grade horses, nothing more, nothing less. What I do like about them is the foot and bone they've got on them and the loyalty that they seem to have.
I've had 2 that I trained, one of which I just re-homed earlier this fall, and the other is going to be with me until the day he dies. He may not be perfect, but he's got a personality the likes of which I've never seen on another horse...ever, and a heart the size of Jupiter. He's tough and quirky and loyal and considering that, objectively, he's only worth about $500, I wouldn't sell him for all the money in the world.
Not a very flattering picture of him but it's the most recent I've got. We spent today slogging through deep-ass mud on slick ground and he kept his feet the entire time (which is quite a feat when you're sorting cattle like we were).