He's a nice mover and everything, but I wouldn't pay 10k a year for him. And I DEFINITELY wouldn't pay 30k to buy him. I'd imagine most people on here would run away screaming the second they saw the 30k price tag, but since I'm in MD too I know it's definitely not uncommon to see decent-quality horses going for that much all the time...
But anyways, I don't see why he'd be worth 10k a year. He's a decent mover, big, steady pace, all that good stuff. But is he a super flashy, "wow, look at him!" horse? No. At least I don't think so. I don't know how competitive you are and what you're looking for exactly, but I paid 3k for my mare and we've certainly done just fine. There's been plenty of occasions that we've kicked some of those 50k horses butts in schooling shows & low rated shows. Price doesn't always equal quality. There's gobs of big, okay movers out there for a lot less.
I think for that much money you could do better. But that's just my opinion.
Worth The Wait <3