Sparkycat, unfortunately the problem lies in the fact that there are a lot of people who don't believe that there ARE any responsible breeders...that ALL breeders are bad. It is of no consequence at all to them that a larger number of breeders than not do practice ethical and even more importantly, ~genetically safe~ animal husbandry, nor does it make the slightest difference to them that very clearly stated, strict contractual agreements exist between the breeder and their kitten-buyers ... and IMHO, this growing attitude is becoming downright frightening! As a breeder, I am made to feel as though I had showed up at a PETA protest wearing fur, carrying an alligator bag with matching shoes and inhaling a hamburger or something the way some folks go on and on about this!
I mean no offense to, nor am I pointing at any one particular individual here and I do NOT wish to become embroiled in some silly game of Who-Shot-John with anyone about it, but it just bothers me when I observe such obviously close-minded opinions like this.
To steer this back on topic, I agree that unless you are a responsible breeder, well-versed in the principals of genetics and skilled in the accepted techniques of ethical animal husbandry, then it is always a wise choice to spay or neuter.