I like VTs very much. The color variety they have always amazes me... I've never seen such colors in other tails. I have one apricot spotted and I adore him. Here in Mexico they are the most common bettas, you don't find any HM, D, SD, PK at the Maskota (which is the equivalent to Petco in the USA). Every time I tell someone the many tail types in bettas, they just don't get it. I think... that every betta is beautiful. Just because VTs are so common and cheap doesn't mean they aren't gorgeous fishes with great personalities.