Stay away from the gullet system. It's true that many people have different views on the system. Not to be rude but I think the ones that swear by it, are probably also the ones who can't afford the nicer tack and afford the better quality leather gear (so getting burned for that one). There is nothing wrong with have synthetic gear but if you want quality stay away from it.
It's a personal choice but if you want quality, get a "real" saddle made out of leather that will mold to you and your horse. In the long run you will be happier you did it. It looks better for showing and your horse will be happier.