Heck, my draft cross (Percheron/paint) is considered a "fancy horse" by most of the cowboys around here.
Perfect example. I was just looking at horse ads on Craigslist and found two horses listed together. One was a very nice paso fino mare with tons of training. She was listed for $800. The other was a greenbroke 8yo quarter horse mare with only halfway decent bloodlines. She was listed for $2500. Around here, stock horses sell...everything else is just a novelty with little to no market.
Man,around here you can not find a Paso Fino for under 3-5k,and that's just for the youngsters!