So the bottom line is that those who don't use the dryer do it for the sake of less shrinkage and increased longevity? I have never had a problem with jeans shrinking too much that I can't wear them anymore, but then again, I just bought my first pair of Dry denim 2 weeks ago, and haven't given them a wash yet (and not for a while!) I can understand the point of maintaining the durability of the jeans, but if you only wash your jeans once every 6-8 weeks anyways, how much more harm can you do with putting them in the dryer? I will only be wearing jeans on a regular basis for another 6 or 7 years anyways. Anyways.. I am still confused. Some people talk about putting denim in the dryer as if it is sacriligious.