I have a Wintec 250 AP saddle and LOVE it! Very easy to care for, can just wash it with a little soap and water, no need to condition or anything - and if it's raining no need to worry about messing it up. Plus they are very LIGHT!
The only thing I dislike about synthetic is the squeaky noise they make when you're posting!!
(and the synthetic leathers are difficult to adjust, they don't soften the way leather does) But overall for the price, you just can't beat synthetic, esp for a beginner saddle...mine was only $269.00 brand new!