^^That's the one I'm gearing towards.
I event in an old school Stubben VSD... it's been a great all around saddle and is secure enough for XC. There is something about the old german saddles, they just don't die. I love the saddle, it's no frills, but you can find a gently used one for 400 or so.
But yea... if you can get an M.T. Marielle.. go for it.