I've never laid eyes on a Corriente saddle, so I've no opinion on them one way or the other.
However, I've always thought that Ralph Shimon made as good a saddle as anybody for the money. I ordered mine from Ralph in '85 or '86.
Arguing with a Kansas State fan is like playing chess with a pigeon.
No matter how good you are, the pigeon is just going to s*** on the chessboard and strut around like it won anyway.