Agreed. Agreed. Agreed. THe biggest market is the amateur market looking for a safe, sound, solid horse! That's why the young horse sales need to be focused on selling their horses to people in a position to put the miles into them to make them amateur horses..
AND.. in regards to breeding for the amateur.. High quality should still be sought and there will undoubtably be excellent amateur horses in the mix! I try and focus on temperament but also put a LOT of time into my young horses to make them amateur friendly.