That was my exact reasoning behind avoiding distressing... I prefer washed/non-raw denim nowadays, but I'd rather break my own jacket in... 5 zip's the only black piece I have. Envious of your location, all of my Margiela is made for warmer weather than Ohio, as is all the MMM stuff I'm eyeing right now. At least there's vegas and vacations for it though, right?
I would love to hear your impressions of the cream 5 zip though.