With seats, my experience and my feeling are that people just needs to have enough seat time to condition their bottoms. When I started riding on a GS500, my bottom got pretty sore for a day after riding 3-4 hours; then I got used to it and much longer rides were fine. When I got the SV650, my bottom would get sore within 1/2 hr, and I thought its seat was awful; but, soon, I got used to it. Now, on the DRZ, which everyone seems to complain about its seat being narrow, hard, like a piece of 2 x 4 (it’s not, it’s actually pretty cushy), I have no problem with it even after 6 hours of riding, and wonder what all the fuss is about.
Some mirrors are better than others. I just move around to get a better angle for what I want to see – move the elbows in or move the head out to see behind, move forward and to the opposite side to check the side, sit up, bend down, turn the head; you get the picture.