I like my 4 corriente's ....AND they ARE built with QUALITY and hold up...or I wouldn't have just bought 2 more (I have had two since 2005 - one for riding/starting horses, and it's also my daughter's drill team saddle; and one that I roped thousands of cows in- I team rope about 2-4 times a week...). So, I don't agree with saddlebag on this one.
I did have one issue with my last team roper, they sent it with rough out stirrup leathers, I oredered smooth with barb wire trim....they sent me the proper ones in about 10 days -- they had to make them.
The company is still owned by the Baize'(sp?), so I don't know why you had the issues you did. It could be that the same lady took my order and yours(since mine was messed up a little as well, but my wife's was ordered at the same time and arrived as ordered).
All I know is that you can't buy a better saddle for the price.