While I understand your point also your approach might not be the best, In fact most toy/mini breeds you see today are not the result of natural selection, but cross breeding. Not even all the Registration Clubs you mentioned, specially the AKC want to agree on a Breed Standard with other Clubs, and that's the reason AKC created/affiliated their own USASA and this is because of the AKC wanting to create a "Breed Standard" that would be good for "show dogs" only and forget about working lines. Even though toys/minis are not the case but working lines can look a lot different than show lines and still be purebred dogs, this is well noticeable with a lot other shepherd breeds. I know a lot of people who have bought "Purebred AKC" aussies that are only good for conformation because they are good show samples, but they lack everything else that an aussie is about. Truth is at the end of the day, if you want your loving furry friend to cuddle next to you and be your companion, it doesnt matter what you want to call him/her or who wants to accept him a on their registry, you can call him boy or you can call her girl, and they'll jump all over you.
My Bella comes from AKC/CKC parents, but the only registry I cared about was ASCA.
To finish, I do not think anything that has been said here could be insulting to anyone, of course unless fanaticism takes a part on the conversation. The main reason I did not wanted to become part of AKC in any way, is demonstrated here in your post, that attitude of my dog is better than yours because he's AKC, or you have a Mutt or Sato so they are not worth anything.
Anyway, love your dog regardless of how much it cost you, whether it was $1500 from a breeder or $50 from the County Shelter, they'll love you the same way since they don't know what was their price tag.
I agree with the bolded points above. However, it is misleading to call a dog a mini or toy Australian Shepherd. The ASCA is preferred by a lot of people, myself included. It doesn't matter to me if my current dogs are registered or not. I plan to register Pip as an LEP dog through the ASCA. That way I can compete in anything, but conformation. I am a member of the AussieBoard. I love the conversations over there. A few have been about the differences of conformation and working stock. I believe that the herding instinct MUST be preserved, regardless of conformation, etc.