My uncle was one of those 'not going to change his mind' people. He wanted a GSD, and that was that. So I started to suggest certain breeders, and he was put off by the price and said he couldn't pay more than $500 for a dog.
So whatever, he ended up going to an Amish farm in PA and getting his girl.
Honestly, for the most part, she turned out great. I really love her. She's really amazing around all people and kids (which is what I was worried about as I had a HA GSD growing up)... IMO she's structurally a good dog, though I don't know a lot about that, to be honest. She DOES have some dog reactivity issues and he won't take her to the dog park anymore. But other than that, she's happy to chill around the house for days, but she can also really be active. My uncles girlfriend takes her running a lot, etc, and he plays fetch with her a lot outside. She's totally got that drive, she's not like a lazy couch potato, but she is just a really good pet. Easier than Jackson in that sense IMO. lol. Jackson gets very antsy with lack of stimulation, she's just really go with the flow.