I can't see a reason anyone in the mid-atlantic and south would buy anything other than breathables. I did the 2015 season in neoprene and switching to breathables was the best decision I have made.
another thing, with waders always make sure you have a belt on snug with them, if you go down without one and they start filling up with water fast that can be dangerous depending on conditions.
Maybe you can't stand fo sweat, I dunno, but neoprene has its place in cold water and cold weather surf fishing. If I'm not on the boat during warm weather fishing, and I go surf fishing, I don't even wear waders. It all depends on one's comfort level and conditions. I happen to have two pair of waders, one being neoprene, which are quite comfortable when needed, and another lighter weight for those in-between weather days. The OP has never had waders, and the BPS write-up might help in the decision to spend the BPS gift card wisely. Me personally, I would never push one material over another, unless I knew when and where the interest in surf fishing might be. As an example, one could buy waders that might not be as warm or suited to the conditions, like neoprene would be, and then wear appropriate clothing inside the less than appropriate waders to accomodate the weather. Its all a matter of personal choice. You can't see any reason to buy waders other than breathables, (mid-atl and south), and others might agree, as I do about the south. I sweat inside of anything marketed as "breathable" also, so I don't believe it's all it's made out to be. Again, that's just me. Everyone else's mileage might be different.