Yes...the burlap is leaving a fine powder behind the seat. It is slowly (over time) disintegrating.
I cannot see or feel any padding in it at all. You can actually see the shape of the springs in the vinyl (you know what I mean?).
The vinyl is fairly new. No rips, tears, or slits of any kind. It was replaced at some point by the PO (who never drove it).
I do not want to cloud up his thread with pics, but here are two links:
Any idea if padding can be added without destroying the vinyl? It has some sort of triangular loop things holding it all on.