I think I'm just spoiled.Yup, I used to own a DW back in the 90's. I never felt it was uncomfortable. I agree, the Pork Pies are very cushioned. I like my Roc n Soc more though.
When I started playing, the only thing I could afford was a really cheap, single-braced Gibraltar throne with the absolute smallest seat with just a little bit of "padding." I'm a big dude, and after several years, the tripod broke. I was so poor at the time, I couldn't afford a drum throne; however, I scraped together some money and just bought a new tripod. I played on that same drum seat for 8-9 years, and it was the ONLY drum throne I'd ever had. I got married, the first Christmas my wife bought me a custom Pork Pie drum throne with a roc n soc backrest. I've never gone back on a cheap throne since then.