My most favorite saddle of all time is the Clinton Anderson close contact saddle made by Martin.
I love it all the way around. It fits all of my horses and is very well made for the money.
I was fortunate to have bought it a couple of years ago at the more resonable price of $1,200, now they are over $1,700 and I'm thinking I never would have bought one at that price. But, knowing what I know now after owning it, I would pay that price.
I have had lots of other brand names, Billy Cook, Circle Y's, Big Horn, Cordura models, and nothing has ever come close to this one.
TXHorseLaw, you have me intrigued by the Bob's. I have heard good things about them.
I have also been interested in the Fallis Balanced Saddles. I would love to hear if anyone likes those.
Banoota, you never said what you like or didn't like.