I agree with Queen Marisa. I would never exclude a smaller breeder. Its TOTALLY transaction-specific. After decades of buying reptiles, I would never just have a hard and fast rule for purchases.
And that's why I think places like here are great, because people can get TONS of info and do their research before spending their hard-earned cashola. Its not like the old days (like 10 years ago) when there was NO internet websites and you had to do everything over the phone and by snail-mail.