I've also found that Levis 550s, a "relaxed" cut of jean that I used to favor, is now too baggy for me to comfortably wear, even when it's the right size: I end up with large flaps of fabric hanging off the backs of my legs. I picked up some 505s, which are a more standard cut (in size 44, woot), and overall they fit nicely, except that the waistline rides a little lower than I'm used to. I wouldn't mind really, except I'm a little worried about "plumber's cleavage." It's not really a problem as long as I have a shirt long enough to stay tucked in (or a top shirt over it), but it's still something I'm not used to having to consider.
I'm starting to reach the fun part of the journey, I think. :)