Thank you! There will definitely be tons of pictures (:
Rereading what I said, I wanted to clarify that I wasn't bashing Aussies at all. I love the breed and I think that a good Aussie and a good ES would actually be very, very similar. I just haven't been impressed with many Aussies I've met recently - they've all been very big dogs, probably from show lines vs working ones, and have had timid temperaments. It could just be the area I'm in too - I've seen some beautiful dogs online from breeders in Alberta, where I'm sure they work for a living and are bred for this purpose.