Like I said, I just need to see ONE responsible doodle breeder and I'll totally stop criticizing them.
Nobody on this board dislikes mixed-breed dogs. I don't know a single steady poster that doesn't either own one (or more) mixed-breeds or is involved in rescue. I have two myself, one an actual designer dog.
What we dislike a great deal is breeding that contributes to the huge problem of unwanted/homeless dogs in this country. For specifics of how that happens, click on my killing shelter dogs link in my signature.
I couldn't agree more that what you're paying for, when you buy a puppy from a breeder, is the predictability of the experience (the qualities that you feel you must have in a dog) and the support of the breeder. That's the difference between a purposefully bred puppy and going to a pound or shelter. That's your choice as a puppy buyer.
The question is whether the breeder you're looking at actually delivers those two things.