The one I'm replacing mine with is a nice black fleece girth with the elastic straps on both ends by the buckles, those I've had the very best luck with. I really liked the last girth I had for my AP saddle which was similar, I'm hoping that this new one will be able to reproduce that for my new saddle.
This one is just driving me crazy! It's really too bad, though, I really like the look of it with my saddle since it has the same material, haha, but oh well..
I'm glad (well not really glad but you know what I mean) that I'm not the only one having this problem! For awhile I was wondering if maybe it was just me.