I needed a new saddle and decided to try out the Deva after all the NSMB-hype. I set it up as I have my earlier saddles, quite far forward and with an ever so slight downwards tilt on the nose. First couple of rides I really didnt find it all that great ass-wise, and I got bruises on the inner thigh of my rearward leg from contacting the rather wide profile of the saddle.
Then I re-read this article and set it up as Andrew, putting it farther back on the rails and tilting the nose a wee bit upwards, and DAMN that felt so much better. Taking some deep slurps of the Deva-Kool-Aid now.
Makes me wonder how many saddles riders (myself included) put in the hatchet-category due to poor setup.
I think it's a good time to check if your pivots are still running smoothly if you are running a full suspension bike.
Also, try to do some subtle changes to your bike setup and see if you can get it better! Roll the handlebars slightly, try putting more/less spacers beneath your handlebar, move the seat a little forward, etc... If you find a more comfortable position, great! If you don't, go back and know that you have the bike set up perfectly. If you spend some time tweaking, it might prevent a more serious outbreak of upgraditis.
Did you ever try to put the quiet 321 hubs on your I9 hubs, Andrew? I've got som Torch hubs that are working well, but I'm getting tired of not experiencing the quiet of the forest when I'm out riding.
I have a Silverado specced on my Ripmo, and I'm disappointed with the durability of the corner patches. After ~700 km of riding the corners have worn down all the way to reveal the foam padding below. The rest of the saddle looks like new, so I don't really see the point of the corner patches.