Hi and welcome, I guess we all have to try and see what suits us best, but in my case the worst time I ever had was using shorts with a thick padding in a hot climate. It was continually damp with sweat and despite washing them nightly (when possible) I still developed what was in effect "diaper rash" very painful needing medical treatment. Now I prefer min padding in shorts. Leather saddle (brings it's own brand of discomfort) with sometimes using a sheep skin cover.
But everyone on here will have a different view
and you'll still end up finding your own way.
Try the search option as plenty of views already on this subject.
ps after all these years I'm still searching for the ultimate in comfort. Anyone want job lot of saddles?