Thanks for your thoughts. The three reviewers all gave the jeans 5 out of 5. Granted, people don't tend to buy things they won't like, but still the people who've bought these jeans and reviewed them seem to like them quite a bit.
FWIW, these look more leathery on the 7FAM video linked here. Granted, that's sort of what I'm going for, but if they are a bit more on the loud side than the subtle side, that might make it difficult to ever wear them for work or for social events where LOOK AT ME! attire isn't appropriate. I am not too self-conscious about what I wear---I've worn leather pants around friends more times than I can remember, but I do have to make sure I'm not embarrassing my wife, whose own style is much more modest than my own or, for that matter, most women's. Being a husband and a dad is incredibly wonderful, but that does mean I don't have a lot of social events in my life, especially events where dressing for fun and style rather than comfort and practicality is expected.
There is one thing about coated denim I find contradictory: On the one hand, people seem to find leather pants too bold for people to wear, especially men, while seeming to have a much more positive opinion about coated jeans. On the other hand, fans of coated denim are often fans of it because it looks like leather. And a number of times when I've worn certain black coated jeans I own, people have thought they were leather. It would be one thing if people didn't like leather because of animal-rights concerns or the cost, but neither reason is really it for the vast majority of people. It seems that leather pants have a certain stigma that coated denim doesn't have, even if the look isn't much different. In any case, I like shiny or otherwise interesting clothes and hope that the trend catches on not just with people who care about fashion but with those who don't (e.g., my friends).
I already decided to order these jeans, so I'm excited to get them and see how they look.