I apologize if this subject has been beaten to death, or if what i'm about to bring up already has a thread, but i tried a couple searches and didn't get anything, since i think that a good percentage of the threads on this site include something about "unfired and fired".
Obviously most sellers try to get the best shot of their gecko fired when they want to sell them, because the fired up versions of our little gecko friends are often the best. But sometimes i feel like we're leaving out a big part of what our geckos are. I know at least half of my cresties spend most of the day fired down, and a couple of them almost never seem to fire up. And honestly, i have a couple of them that i feel are much more attractive in their fired down states, and if they never fired up again i'd be quite ok with that.
So when I buy a crestie, I’m just as interested in the fired down coloring as the fired up coloring, because more than likely I'm going to be seeing just as much of the "cooled down" color as the other. I do understand that describing a gecko by its fired up coloring is a better way of keeping everyone on the same page, but if the gecko in question rarely ever fires up, does it really count?
So how do you feel? When you buy a crestie, are you only interested in what they look like when they're fired up?