Well, I guess I'll throw my hat into the ring. Being a newcomer, I was recently embroiled in another controversial thread over spaying/neutering and just about everything else. As far as spay/neutering, I believe in it, but I did breed my Tortoise Shell non-purebred because I wanted kittens for my farm. After they were born, everyone was fixed, and we are all one happy family. I might add also, that everyone was "speutered" at the 6 month time period.
Now in this same thread, I was attacked from all directions and accused of cat cruelty because of "backyard breeding". According to some posters, I should have gone to my nearest animal shelter and adopted 4 homeless kittens and saved them from the "headsman's axe".
I have a next door neighbor who constantly lets her cats breed over and over. They are small and very sickly, and the attrition rate is high between being hit by cars and the fact that inbreeding causes premature death. One cannot tell this woman anything. She is not the only one where I live. There is a large consensus of the same kind of thinking.
Okay, here I am. I'm up here to be the kicking dummy if you wish. Start kicking.