Ah! Moved to the Cafe means I can chat on this thread now!
I think some of the allure of WF is that information about it is readily available and well covered. www.whitefriars.com
do a sterling job in identifying 'unknown' pieces and giving them patterns number for the uninitiated.
I have a great fondness for WF work, the later textured range is so 'of the era' and well made yet designed 'for the people'. In that respect, it feels like a classic.
The fun really starts (as a collector) when you start recognising older shapes by 'gut feel' alone, simply by building up your confidence and knowledge. In this respect, it's a good area to start
collecting and also to continue building up your collection for years afterwards.