But the basic assumption here is that creasing is bad. Not everyone feels this way. Some, myself included, embrace it as part of the nature of CXL. I actually think it looks best beat up but well brushed. I'll post a pic of my brown Viberg CXL boots shortly, which I've worn daily for almost 1.5 years. A little brushing and the occasional polish and they look great.
Having handled several Alden boots in CXL, I can definitively state that they do not choose the same thickness of leather. The CXL Indy boot is roughly 1/3-1/2 thinner than my service boot leather.
No, you're right of course, and I don't mean to imply that creasing or wear in general is bad. Not by any means. It is rather the type of creasing and wear, and how quickly it happens. There was that pair of black CXLs a few weeks ago that look pretty bad, however you slice it, after one day! So again, I am not against creasing or wear, but I think there are various kinds and levels.
With regard to Alden, yeah I know they have QC issues, etc, but I have to say my CXL Aldens look exactly the way you want CXL to look after a year. As others have said before, thickness of the leather is not necessarily the most important thing.