I'm loving mine so far and haven't worn them much so can't say how they'll withstand abuse. I know I can get jeans for a lot less with probably better quality but there wouldn't be that personal experience with them. And in reality APC's aren't really that expensive. I find the average price of jeans to be between $80 and $150.
Blong, just buy a pair. Later on if you find out that it was a waste of money then just sell them or take it as a learning experience