Have oils made it to the point where even the cheapest oil on the shelf will provide long engine life? I feel like we are splitting hairs here looking for differences between oils. What do you think?
I do believe that you are probably right about this.
For regular everyday driving cars and trucks as long as they are maintained very well.
For race cars, drag cars and or off roading racing trucks... Oil technology advances are continuing to help with performance and longevity of parts.
And some people like running the bestest or near bestest oil in their regular vehicles... Just because it makes them feel even better. And nothing wrong with that either in my opinion.