I've been searching for a new chair for a very long time, and it's really a nightmare.
My previous chair broke, but it wasn't great, and my current one, while decent, doesn't have any armrest and that really hurts my mouse arm when playing mouse and keyboard games, it's awful.
I bought a gaming chair that I sent back because the seat was way too short and too inclined, which was uncomfortable on the legs. I then bought a mesh office chair but I returned it too because of multiple reasons, it seemed fine when I tried it in the store, but at home it was too low, the lumbar support was too hard and uncomfortable, the backrest was too curved and hurt my back, and the problem with mesh chair is that you can feel the frame on the sides.
I also tried multiple chairs in the very FEW stores I could find around me, there are really not a lot in my region, so I could never find anything decent.
I've been tempted by the Secretlab Titan for a while, but I really don't know, I'm super scared about buying that without being able to return it if it doesn't work for me (it's apparently very complicated / impossible to return it, and expensive fees).
Some people say great things about it, and I like that it can come in big sizes (I'm 1.85m), I heard that it's apparently the most soft of the gaming chairs out there, and at the same time some other people say it's like sitting on a wood plank, so I really don't know what to believe.
I would go with the XL, Fabric version if I had to pick one, but I'm really not sure, too scared about actually buying it, but I really need to decide on something at some point.
The whole myth about finding 1000$+ office chairs for 300$ when offices get rid of them is incredibly frustrating too because it just seems like a myth, I've never found anything like this in real life. It's maybe more common in the US or something? But here in France I never saw such good deals, even far from my location. The best deals are all in Paris, which is like at the complete opposite of the country for me, not really an option, but even there it's rarely as good as people online talk about.
Among the expensive chairs I was interested in the Gesture because of its amazing arm rests, but I'm scared the backrest will be too curved for me, and they only sell the version with the additional lumbar support here in France, so it would be even worse.
I really don't know, but shopping for a chair has been my worse shopping experience in my life, never struggled so much to find an item that works for me.