I have size 34. I gave them a warm machine wash with low speed spin this past weekend, hoping to remove starch and shrink the top block a little bit, and the result is great. It shrinks half an inch on the waist, about a quarter inch on the thigh and one inch on inseam. After hang dried, they feel very rigid and crispy, but I did not have too hard time putting them on, and after a couple of hours of wear, they've become very comfortable.
I too have a slight problem with the tight hem. With the length and indigo x indigo combo, I'd like to wear them with single cuff, and that makes it a little hard putting on my service boots. It'll be impossible to wear them with engineer boots, but they should go perfect with sneakers.
There's no bleeding for me either, and I enjoy the higher rise very much. All in all, they are definitely one of the best entry level denim jeans on the market like indigoshrimp @mikecch has said, and I can't wait to see how they evolve.