Specs or Base Oil Grouping. Recently I see a lot of threads where people are choosing what oil to buy from what the specs say. Seems like people are fixated on the coldest pour points or what base group an oil is. I see random threads where Pour Point is very critical and a oil with a pour point of -54F will give you less wear than a oil spec'd at -40F?? Are you guys serious??? Another thing I have noticed too is the frequent postings where people equate Group V oils to be better than Group IV oil and Group IV oils to be better than Group III oils because the spec sheet has better numbers?? For an example I have seen more bad UOA's of Redline in the entire time I have been on BITOG than any PP UOA combined.(Those that want to call me out on proof please use the search function.) Spec's are good if you like oil geekery and most people do here but that doesn't mean SQUAT as to how it will perform in their particular application! To those jumping out of their shoes to claim better base oil means longer drain interval, 90% of the people who choose oil from a spec sheet usually don't plan to extend drain intervals. The saying "You get what you pay for" doesn't apply in all cases. Sorry for the rant but I don't like the path this forum is headed.