My AE brown shell patriots have broken in very nicely. They loosened up a good bit from when I first wore then and they are now very comfortable. The only issue i've had is that the creases are different on each shoe. I actually tried to crease them the same before I really wore them out but on these it didn't work. I have the Burgundy shell version as well that i'm trying to break in and each shoe creases different on that pair as well. It doesn't bother me at all but it looks a little funny.
Those look good to me. I have had the brown shell patriots for a couple of months now and am breaking mine in also. I am curious, how long have you been breaking them in and are you using the mac method on them or a different method to clean/shine them up.