I do care about attractiveness. I don't really feel that I find it important with male friends. But it seems to play a part with female friends, even. In an ideal world, I'd rather care about things that people have control over, things that they can improve. But I guess if I only cared about peoples personality, which often is toted as the ideal, external factors can take those away, like some disease that changes a persons personality for the worse, or just changes it to something that doesn't quite agree with me.
So I'm not really pleased with my preferences. But until someone can actually give me a way to stop caring about things like that (and rather care about things like personality etc), I will try my best not to feel bad about it.