rspec and test data

Hello,

Following the rspec convention I minimize fixtures and really only use
them to test custom find methods, however I've still been using
fixtures to setup baseline test data for user testing, Selenium, etc.
Is there a better way to manage data for uses in higher level testing
such as these? I always hear about how rspec has allowed people to
get away from fixtures, but I still seem to be needing them.

Thanks,
Dan