I think my whole point here was that using quality products will end up saving you money, time, and headaches. If a quality synth oil will reduce engine wear, then why not use it? Hell, you might even see other benefits. Improved gas milage. Plus, longer drain intervals are better for the environment. There is certainly no "cure all" for things mechanical. Just trying to put the odds in my favor.
Oh, don't forget the "coolness" factor of saying that you use "$9.00 a quart" oil!! LOL