So this is after approximately thirty wears. Yet to wash, hoping to reach a hundred wears before washing. I'll probably have to freeze them relatively soon haha. I broke them in actively. In other words, I really wore the crap out of them with reckless abandon. I did not, however, apply a cheese grater, belt sander, or any other extreme devices to help bring about wear. I think mine are changing nicely and maybe faster than many of the other good people who enjoy and share about their 8Y9's.
Note about fit, I went with my regular size (29X30) and they stretched almost two sizes. As you can see, they took on almost a Safado-ish fit which I don't mind so much because I tend to wear these with boots anyways. SIZE DOWN GUYS.
As you can see from the pics, the color changing is really obvious on the honeycombs. I have a nice wallet imprint coming through but it seems I have difficulty keeping it in exactly the same place.
Verdict: 4/5 GREAT! These are super fun and take on a character of their own as they grow and mature into a truly personalized pair of jeans, albeit really quickly! SIZE DOWN! They stretch more than a full size in the waist and thighs. DON'T WASH!