Well.....I've owned Pointer, Setters and worked Brittanies and GSP/Wirehaired Pointers.
Wirehaired Pointers are ugly. But for a amateur wanting a good hunting dog, they are a good prospect.
Beware of GSP. MOST are bred for FTs and if you want to foot hunt behind your dog forget about it. They are BIG running dogs that you will most like need a 4-wheeler to hunt behind.
Setters are sweet, most are bred for the foot hunter. But make sure you watch pedigrees. If you are gonna hunt on foot, you want a pedigree that reflects that.
I love the Pointers. They are exuberant, excitable beautiful dogs. Lack of coat sucks in cold climates. Like with the Setters, check the pedigree for foot hunting dogs.
I currently have 3 pointers and just had a setter pass away.
I will go the path of the Setter next time. I live in a colder climate and the coat is a necessary evil.