Fletch, don't discount the Recaros just because of the back issues. My wife's back has some minor issues, but she claims that the Recaro's in my GT350 are the most comfortable seats in any of the vehicles we've ever owned in regards to the support they provide.You and I must be long lost brothers! I, too, have lower back issues and have to "watch" what I do so to speak. I'm debating Recaros or base seats like you. I can tell you from sitting in the passenger seat at Track Attack you aren't going anywhere -- you are pretty well locked in -- which is great for track work and spirited runs on twisty roads. The hip/leg bolster is pretty stout/high so getting in and out was a bit challenging but not overly so. I did not come away thinking the Recaro was in any way uncomfortable, but I honestly did not get enough time in the seat to make a true assessment. I like to run up to the north GA mountains (and beyond!) to run the mountain twisties and typically spend many hours in the seat so long-term comfort is important to me, but so is feeling secure. Plus, I plan on driving it daily in ATL commuting traffic when/if life gets back to normal. Oh, and I should say I'm 6'3" 200lbs.