I'm on the petite side and find that most jeans do nothing for me (either they make me look shorter or just don't help make me look taller). I also don't like the feel of jeans, most of them feel a bit "heavy" to me. So far I've turned to leggings, usually those that go all the way to your ankles & not just until calves.
I've been told I've got nice, toned legs that look pretty long (in proportion to how tall I am). I don't do the whole "Hannah Montana" look either by wearing them under skirts. I just wear them with long tops, kind of like this:
I couldn't follow any of the links, but I like the sound of that... You must have Guys lining up to ask you on a date... ; ) I personally like it when a Woman wears leggings as long as She doesn't hide them with skirts, dresses, ect.