We got started on GSP's about 6 years ago. We started field trialing with the Blackbourn's here in WI. We got our first GSP 4 years ago. I love the GSP's! They are smart, sometime's too smart! They are tough, go all day, and love to "work" hunt. They are great with our girls, and just a whole lot of fun! Their tails are short enough so they don't whack your leg or whack a kid in the face, as a lab would. Their coats are short and stay much cleaner than a long coated breed, and the kids can't pull their hair (just their ears and jowels)
They are just AWESOME!
We are with the GSP's as we wish to carry on what the Blackbourn's have taught us and worked towards in their kennel for the GSP breed.
My husband would like to add a GWP or English Setter, but I don't. I don't like the messy beards of the GWP and I don't want a dog with a longer coat than a GSP as it will collect sooo much dirt and mud and I don't want to deal with that. But I have seen a few GWP and English Setters that are to die for, just not in my house.
Our next breed would probably have to be a pointer if we got a different breed than the GSP.
Each breed will have good points and bad points, depending on what side of the fence your on and what your interests are. So to each their own in respect to what breed they prefer.