I completely agree with you. I understand now how easily it is to fall inlove with the breed. My husband has always loved GSDs and when it came time for us to find a dog I gave in and let him pick our Koa. I admit that I was a little worried about aggression issues (ignorance, I know), but he's grown into such a well behaved and gentle dog! The most awe inspiring moments are when he interacts with tiny dogs or babies.
The funny part is, my husband gets jealous of me because Koa is a bit of a Momma's boy! I have a feeling Koa won't be our last GSD.
Side Note: We watched Marley and Me and by the end of the movie my husband and I had used half a box of tissues and were forcing our love and affection on Koa. Lol. It was a site to see! But we absolutely know how blessed we are to have an amazing dog.