I won't be wearing the old-style seat-type parachute. If I wear one at all, it'll be a back cushion type. And the seat pan change is permanent.
Frankly, I don't see what the fuss is about. Here are the RV-8 seat ribs, for example:
And closer to the RV-3B heritage, here are the RV-4 seat ribs:
The pictures are also lurking here