While I do not LOVE the Brooks saddle, it is extremely cool looking, and it's a good saddle. I told him if the result of all this monkeying with my bike is that he actually uses the bike on occasion to run a kid or kids around the neighborhood, it's all good (because I don't think he'll ever shepherd T. from any of his bikes). But if he never uses the bike, we're going to be undoing some of these changes.
But I can understand the Love of the Brooks Saddle, even if I only Like it a Lot. If you've been frustrated in your search for the perfect bike seat, you might see if a bike shop will let you borrow one for a spin before committing the funds to buying Your Very Own.