Hmm I reread the post and I just see someone who has been a consumer all his life like most of us. He decided he wanted a dog and found it wasn't necessarily as simple as buying other things he wants every day.He felt mis led and misdirected and that would have been more difficult with an enthusiastic 12 year old involved.He went for what seemed the obvious solution and seems to be to be just sharing his journey without guile. He thought enough to consider what sort of breed would make for a good family pet. He is a product of the "I want it and I will pay for it" thinking that most people buy into these days. It is one of the reasons people don't think it through and things so horribly wrong and young dogs end up in shelters.
I just think we should support people who come onto the forum with young dogs and do some early intervention and support, it is too unproductive to take the high ground and alienate them.
I too hope someone else is absorbing the knowledge as I can't see what else we achieved in this thread.