I have no problem saying I love standardbreds and would probably never own an arabian or a thoroughbred or a quarter horse. I found a breed I love and thats all I need. I also find my labrador (show lines) to be a laugh riot, lovable, bonded to me like a second skin and surprisingly protective (at night, when alone I like that). I would never own a shepherd (bad attitudes, bad hips/elbows and horrible veins = harder to kill in the end). That said the breed is not right for me but it might be perfect for you. They are very loyal to their person and when well bred and trained I believe the can be great dogs.
I don't care if you like my breed. I have a problem with people who can't hold their tongue. If you don't like my breed nod and smile, you don't need to make snide comments about them. I nod and smile when people gush about their breed, I deserve the same. If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all.