The stigma about passing is about to change. Judges are moving toward a quality before quantity approach in the western pleasure division. If a rider can build up the quality of their horses movement, they will score better at all gaits.
I love slow horses but I'm mainly a barrel racer so it's harder for me to get the feel of a slow horse. I don't have anything bad to say about them but I love my fast horses! Picture of this little girl is so cute.