Best I recall, in the early 80s there were a choice of about 3 synthetics, including AMSOIL and Mobil 1.
As I recall, the original Mobil 1 5W-20 did shrink some seal materials. This was corrected.
To the best of my knowledge, no synthetic currently on the market will attack any seal or gasket material in use today.
I expect that the comment that seals will eventually leak when using synthetic oil is true, as is the comment that seals will eventually leak when using non-synthetic oil.
In the past 25 years, I've know 3 or 4 cars to have serious leakage after changing to AMSOIL. In every case, the owner had not taken good care of the vehicle before changing. I've had some leakage on some of my cars during the same period.
Valve cover gaskets have gone bad--I could hardly blame AMSOIL, since there were a lot more of the same gaskets being replaced on the cars not using synthetic.
But, if you are happy thinking that synthetic will destroy your car, I certainly can't change your thinking.