Well, let me explain.
I'm definitely not against breeding animals to better a certain breed, i.e., breeding, say, german shepherds to create a more athletic body, or less prevelance of hip displaysia, or something of that sort. Even just to better temperaments I'm ok with.
What I don't like about toygers is the fact that it's mimicking the designer dog industry, by creating pets with cutesy names to entice people to buy them, just to say, "I have a toyger!"
Picture this, for just a second. If you're somewhere, say, I don't know, a fair or something, and you get to talking about your cats, and you say "Yeah, I have a bengal," then the average Joe isn't going to really know what you're talking about, they may nod politely like they understand, or they may ask what that is. However, if you say "I have a toyger" then there's that possibility that average Joe is going to say "Is that like a mini tiger! I would love one! They're so cute! Can't you just imagine having a little mini tiger walking around! OMG!"
I guess what I'm saying is I've seen this with the Labradoodles and the Puggles and the Boggles and all of those other dog breeds. People just want them because they look cool, or because they have a cute name. The average Joe doesn't research the breed, they don't think about personality when choosing a cat (necessarily), and certainly not if they're thinking just about color. People will start collecting the cats, then breeding them to sell off the offspring for hundreds of dollars, just because of the color.
That's what I'm worried about.
You see this with horses too, the dreaded "Color Breeders." They breed not for the betterment of the horse, not to correct faults, not for conformation, and certainly not for personality. No, these people think that by producing a colt/filly with spots will mean big bucks, and they don't care if the horse breaks down from horrible conformation within three years, as long as they have pretty spots. It's just really sad that in the beginning, people weren't breeding paint horses to create spots, they were breeding them for specific tasks, but greedy, money hungry people have turned a beautiful breed of horse with a fantastic history into this industry that just pops them out by the thousands, just to go off to slaughter because nobody wants to buy them anymore. It's starting now with the Gypsy Vanner horses, just wait a few more years, and those horses too will be littering the slaughterhouses with nobody to care for them, because of neglectful owners.
I'm not saying the people currently breeding the Toyger are like this at all, I think that people have a great idea, and build upon it. My problem is when Joe Public gets ahold of that precious toyger, and destroys the breed.
Whew, sorry for the long response....