I have a Wintec AP 2000 too and like it. One of my friends has the Wintec 500, which is slightly cheaper, and I liked that one too. Maybe synthetics are not super fancy, but they're durable and good for pleasure work. I got mine used for $200. The only complaint I have, if you can even call it that, is that mine is a 17.5 seat which is a bit big for me. I figure I might ...er... grow into it in time though. We'll see, lol.