Beer should not be translucent and amber.
I prefer unfiltered, richly flavorful beer, but cheap Pilsner is what i can get in a pinch. The other types of beer are usually what a fresh-out-of-college unemployed grad student such as myself can afford. I can't really get drunk on the stuff i like the best, otherwise, i'd be doing it.
Plus, it's not so bad once you realy get used to it. The upside to the light, filtered Pilsner, is that you can't really go wrong with it. You can drink it alongside any kind of food and don't feel that it's really out of place. And, you can drink heaps of it without getting sick of it, too.
Though, yeah, i like my cloudy, rich, unfiltered Weiss, as well as my dark, sweet & sour Stout, and also my IPA's, when i can get my hands on them. And some Trappist beer, for the occasional splurge (that shit is expensive).