In my humble opinion, this is the best looking synthetic saddle out there. Bought mine 2 months ago, as my first saddle and I love it. I also find it quite comfortable. It was a friend of mine the recommended this saddle, she has had her's for 12 years with the tree still intact. The only thing was wrong was that, I had to make holes to shorten the stirrups since I'm a short person. Still worth the 5 stars though.
I bought this saddle for my son three years ago (a 10inch), it is still going strong for him - has not ripped or torn anywhere. Infact I am going to have to buy the next size up because he is out growing this one. My son is hard on our saddle and it has stood up well for him. I highly recommend this for a starter saddle and kids saddle. He has left the saddle in the rain, no problem, his horse stepped on it once - didn't break it! Very impressed with this saddle!
I've had this saddle for about 1 year now. We bought it because I had hurt my back and couldn't lift my leather saddle onto my horse. This is a super light weight saddle. Not the most comfy, but it isn't bad. Good for light trail riding, but not all day. Longest I've spent in this saddle was 6 hours in a setting. I would buy it again as it is worth every penny I spent on it.