This thread topic is old.....
Sure, you can still buy featherlite but wedges to "save weight" , but modern seats, even on some Wongmart bikes, have come a LONG way.
Don't ride in jeans, don't ride bikes with high, long top tubes and low stems/bars that make you mash your baby maker, and you'll be fine. The trend toward more upright road/hybrid bikes and even the new "compact" road race frames, is great. I'm 5'11, all legs, and can't stand road bikes that are supposed to "fit" based on simple charts. Noobs almost always have the seat too high or the bike too long between the seat bones and the grips on road bikes, and too low and short on mountain bikes.