I actually did that. I was waiting until I was sure I had the jeans I was going to stick with before updating the thread. It looks like I'm going to be starting with the Samurai s710BK II and the Flat Head 3009. The Samurai is set - I'm doing the first soak today most likely. It's still possible I might change the Flat Head, but I'm leaning towards keeping it.
Here are some pictures of my 710 BKII's before and after it's 1st machine wash with an air dry. (2 initial hot soaks before this wash) This pair has 159 days of actual wear, however, since I lead a very inactive lifestyle, there isn't as much progress as people who have worn theirs for fewer days. I spend a great of time sitting in front of a computer and it shows - the most contrast was in my ass