Personally...(and I don't want to start another debate here, or do I?) I think we have taken the oil filter thing way too far.
The paranoia it has instilled in us has scarred most forever.
I used purolator filters forever on my 2.0 Hyundai's with never an issue.
One could say it's brave-new world out there these days and this motor ain't your fathers Hyundai and I guess you'd be right.
Then again I was buying them for 99 cents on sale and those days seem to be over as well.
Is it cheap insurance, I suppose it is and that if nothing else would warrant their use.
Do I think they have super human filtration capabilities far beyond what's available from aftermarket suppliers?
The fact that they fit so many models with various displacements both normally aspirated and turbo tells me they are simply a happy medium across the boards.
Feel good factor...cheap insurance...9 out of 10 dentists approved...the justifications to use them goes on & on.