^^ That's kinda how I see it too. Unless you are showing and have to have a particular type of tack, then I think whatever works is what you should use.
I think it looks kinda funny to have a full cheek snaffle on my western browband headstall but that's it, it just looks funny. It is still what I have to use. I couldn't find a loose ring in bigger than 5" at my tack store and needed a 6".