But then, your mind was already made up that Wix is supreme, even before you asked the initial question, so why waste the bandwidth arguing about it?
No, it wasn't "made up," hence my asking. The Wix filters are readily available, but the OE filters take a little more legwork. That's why I was asking, is the legwork worth it? After doing some searching, I've already found that the OE filters are a little cheaper than the Wix, so that's definitely a plus for those.
Cutting open filters and posting junk like "I read it somewhere, that's how I know," doesn't really add very much useful information.