My best friend owns a BOSCH Service Center and does work on customer's cup cars. So, from that and my background at the local VAG dealership, my tendency leans towards OE-type service. It is, as was said, my preference. I do like the way Fram air filters seal with that orange foam gasket.
Just worth noting, the 1995 VR6 doesn't suffer from the DI intake valve deposit issues, which plague later engines.
Anyway, the dyno results are something to look froward to.
Widman has plenty of bad UOAs from people monkeying with the air filter. 100x normal wear rates is alarming.... https://www.widman.biz/English/Analysis/Oil_bath.html
I think about all of the K&N users who never do a UOA, it seems risky. It's not like I am imagining it. I also DNL guys who change their air OE filter excessively. Few seem to appreciate the downsides.