So I got cute and tried a different type of oil filter, one of those K&N Wrench Offs with a nut on the end for wrenching it on. I'd never used one and never will again. About 2k miles into it, the tab on the top of the filter blew and spewed oil like an artery all over the road. Luckily I was commuting and was close to home. Scared the shit out of me, thought I'd thrown a rod, even though it ran just fine pulling off the road in that plume of smoke.
Anyway, a word of warning on these filter types. Don't use them. It was even ~more expensive~ than the standard $6 Fram I always use (it was about $14 for the K&N), and I thought it'd be easier to install than trying to wedge my filter wrench in there. Maybe you'll say I over-torqued it, and maybe you're right, but whatever the cause, I don't like having one more failure mode on my machine. So no more nut-filters for me!
K&N Wrench Off == HELL NO!