My point exactly. Those that give them good reviews often do so because they think it does fit the horse when in reality it really doesn't. And sorry but 1 year is not even remotely close to consider a saddle holding up. My western saddle is over 20 years old and other than the fleece being flat it is in tip top shape. I have held a double T in my hands.
Often times the horse will be so stoic about ill fitting saddles that it won't show until after the saddle has been used for quite some time. All of a sudden the horse will get a behavior problem.