Serious question here, not trying to instigate any problems.
If selvedge is so much better than non-selvedge denim and is worth the investment because it can last longer, why does it seem that peoples $200 jeans are always torn and have blown out crotches and are unwearable after 1-2 years? Is it because of the everyday wear that other jeans don't see? Or does it have to do with not being washed often? Or are people intentionally beat the shit out of their jeans?