I think your simply sitting design is brilliant for a couple of reasons. First, I have some problems with my hips that can be a painful distraction when I’m sitting on a cushion, and though I’ve tried the sitting benches, I always feel entangled and a bit claustrophobic. Second, I’m a daily mediator, but travel about half the year and I never know what type of situation I’ll have for my sitting practice. Your lovely seat is easy to pack in my luggage and simple to set up no matter where I am, either inside or out. It’s allowed me to length my practice because it encourages good posture and I’m hardly aware that I’m sitting. I’m also so glad that I ordered the carrying back pack as I can easily walk into the woods or down a beach to find the perfect spot to set up.