I am glad to see, that people start to move away from the sterile world of new out of the box shoes. I'm glad to see the character of worn shoes, too. Although I've seen the pics of Yachtie's worn shell Alden's several times now, I still am thrilled every time I stroll down the thread and see them. The character of the shell creases is a real treat to my eyes. With that said, I do enjoy seeing shoes fresh out of the box or very gently and infrequently worn. However, I enjoy seeing the well worn ones, too.