Well, they are like almost any cat, except they are a bit more tolerant of some shenanigans.
One thing that you must be careful of is tear-staining on the face (besides the tangling/matting that Andrea had already mentioned. If you'd like, I'll try to get the on-line Cat Fancy magazine's address (if you e-mail me again, I'll send the addie to you directly.) They have listings for reputable cat breeding clubs and federations that may have representatives "near" you. :) They (the reputable breeders) will be more than happy to answer any reasonable questions (like Davidh, Nanaea and you concerning questions on this board. :D)