What I didn't know is that the Standard class version is used on the ICE2, and isn't universally popular either, though I personally don't recall disliking them and it may have been a better choice for Standard in the 80x.Fainsa MD (it stands for media distancia / medium distance).
These seats are incredibly uncomfortable, the Grammer ICE 3000 is better in every way. Who knows why they chose they piece of **** design.
The overall ambiance I find very similar to the Desiro, which is fine by me as I like those. Other than that I'd rather the Grammer E3000 seat, it basically feels like a 125mph Class 444, which is no bad thing at all.