Perhaps you were having to fly WN against your will, Jahckass. After all, "cattle car" implies cramped seating, so in your mind you were prepared to be cramped. You had an assigned seat on US, so your mind told you it was more comfy. Don't worry yourself about the club seats - they're being phased out. I prefered them (I'm 6'4") as they seemed to give me more legroom. Exit rows on a 700 are almost like FC pitch.
FWIW - as it has been shown, the worst pitch on WN planes is 32 - which on the 200's. Other seats are 32.5 to 33.25. US has a pitch of about 31 inches (about 32 on Airbus planes)