both sides seem to be making fairly valid points IMO:
on one hand, this could be a great move by JJdenim, I totally understand a lot of what Skidder is saying, but at the same time I think you are giving the average consumer too much credit. Most people who would be purchasing Zathan 772s aren't really Diesel enthusiasts and don't really have much knowledge about jeans/jean purchasing etc. Since we all frequent this forum and have knowledge about outlets, valid ebay resellers, etc. most people on here probably wouldn't purchase from JJdenim, but mr. fake tan, joe schmo, wearing ed hardy purchaser would see them and think "Siq jeanz braaaaa, I got 2 git me a purrr."
In addition, if they do somehow manage to get pairs that are hand distressed I know there a lot of connossieurs (sp?) especially on this site that would gladly pay 220 for the older looking versions.
The idea of Diesel Reissuing stuff or releasing previously unavailable combos does sound kind of tasty though, Thanaz in 8bi or 796 (from the Zathan era) or Timmen 770 would be amazing.