Hate IBC standards? Without IBC and programs like it, we wouldn't have the bettas we have now. People who breed should have standards, it is the breeder's job to constantly strive for better and better fry. If you're not actively trying to improve the species, you shouldn't be breeding.
There will inevitably be fry that are unsuitable for breeding--how they are dealt with it is up to the breeder. Someone who is unprepared to kill their fry can remove the female early so that the spawn size is small, and the less desirable fry can be rehomed as pets.
Attempting to breed show quality veils is not a bad endeavor in itself, but you still have to have a goal. Personally, if I did it, I don't think I'd start with veils--probably plakats and other tail types that are available from strains that are less mutty and then work back to veil tail.
As far as going off-topic, I think the moderators should be less hesistant to simply delete off-topic posts before it gets ridiculous. That way people will learn not to do it. Not trying to be critical, I know it's an awkward thing to do because the mod doesn't want to upset people--but sometimes you have to quit being a carebear and take out the trash. Feel free to edit this paragraph out of my post.