I wouldn't dismiss the show line without giving them a serious chance, because like you said, maybe I will change my mind. From the photos I have seen the show line tends to have more roached backs, and I am not a fan of how seriously roached some of them are now a days. I prefer the straighter backs. They just have a healthier look to me. And I know everybody views that differently, it's just how it looks to me.
Scout is a White German Shepherd cross. He has some tanish coloured markings, but is mostly white. I normally just refer to him as a WGSD because he doesn't like when I mention the cross, he always looks disappointed. He does have floppy ears, which I don't know where that came from, but otherwise he looks a lot like a GSD/Husky mix to me.
Daisy, my Pitt, doesn't do well with darker dogs, and she goes ballistic on black dogs, or dogs with black markings, which is actually why I didn't get a Border Collie this time around. We think that she was attacked by a black dog when she was a pup. She has some rather large scarring in some places.
I have attached some photos of Scout, including my little sister trying to turn him into Minny Mouse!