Laffeetaffee, your posts remind me of a strong willed character in a horse movie!!
I mean that in a respectful way, by the way.
I get what your saying-- kinda pointless to buy a young, un-started horse just to send to trainer. I can agree with that. Some people have their reasons, age, health, lack of knowledge, not wanting to train a horse, etcetera.. as for the show horses-- they were probably bought via bloodline by someone who has a barn full of show horses, and aint got the time to train, but has the money to blow.. not because they wanted to break a young horse, or because they want the satisfaction of training the horse themselves..
I wouldnt want to buy a young horse that I would have to train for my own personal use-- id much rather buy one that's trained already.. I think its safe to say id have a horse sent to the trainer out of lazyness/impatience, and it being overwhelming sometimes, even.. and I've got many years experience with horses. :)