Well, iv been using these for about 5 months now, and I gotta say I like em. They are very comfortable, never feel restricting, and they are lasting me longer than normal jean shorts do. they look very similar the 2003 model: http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product.asp?number=33008 .
I expect the 2003 to be almost identical in proformance, but I havent tried them yet, so I cant say.
my only concern is that Initailly when I used a roach type balistic nylon air seat, the fabric on the front wore through a little fast, but as soon as I changed my seat to a neoprene with the same cover, the problem seems to have disapeared.
A great short, although I wouldnt recommend paying full price for them.