Well on the good side, I was able to eliminate a few more brands.
I liked the Crest ridge leather/cordura but they are sized really screwed up, the so called 17 felt like a 15" saddle.
I mainly went to look at Specialized saddles, The vendor had a used 17". Ok saddle but it was a bit more used than I wanted and the new ones are out of my price range. Just wasnt mega impressed with them for the price.
I had a Circle Y gaited endurance, seat was so narrow it was painful, felt like riding on a fence rail, I returned it,
I don't like the rigging on the Down under Longreach, but so far that one is leading the pack.
Still wanna check out a Tucker endurance, they are popular with casual trail riders, but have heard they are narrow and can pinch and may not be ideal for endurance. Oh well it's late and I'm rambling.