I have just installed a new Brooks on my lastest vintage restore and found it was really hard on the sit bones right away. I will try the suggestions here over time and see if that helps but if there is that much difference at first, I just can't believe that a Brooks will ever be as comfortable as a modern saddle. I have a high tech Ride Out Carbon comfort on my commuter and that was super comfy from the get go. Time will tell. Brooks may be overrated, not sure.