Absolutely stunning Can't wait to get mine next month!
If you bought both of those as slings, and both were male...both would still probably out live most dogs.....so its not like raising males would be a short term endeavor. You would be looking at close to a decade (or more) for males of your chosen species. Yeah, a lot shorter, but hardly a flash in the pan.
Only the fastest growing species see males living super short lives...and that's still 1.5-3 years.
Males are great for beginners, because of this accelerated life span (comparatively)...this means you see more growth in a shorter period of time, and learn the invaluable lesson of what a MM looks like. Its also not a 30 year commitment if you decide down the line the hobby isn't for you.
I think one of the biggest mistakes a beginner can make (aside from choosing a terrible species) is this unwarranted focus on females. Males are not only great teachers, they are also opportunities...as in opportunities to turn that one purchase into several more down the line, as a MM can easily be traded for many slings or a fistful of cash. Its also one of the best ways to make connections within the hobby.