I've never fought bettas.
But yeah, the five point/five star fighters you find are PK's bred for aggression and nt color or form or anything. They're meant to be sold and bred to people who fight"responsibly" and in tradition. Not for teenagers to get a kick out of.
I don't so much mind it in thailand. Not saying that i like fighting, but i'm not going to lectur that they shouldn't or get heated about it. It's tradition. In the same way many people still practice arranged a marriage, or how some children in other countries work to support their families.
While we may not like it, they aren't us.
I'm sure most of them find it just as stupid how many american kids sit inside all day on computer and playing video games and getting fat.
Reading that it all sounds rude, let me just say that's not how it's intended at all but i don't know how to word it better right now. I'm sick and it's late >< I've thought of getting a 'fighter' pk to strengthen my pk line, since they're more"pure".