This is starting to turn into a wake for M1 but it shouldn’t be.
Again, the oils still meet all the specs and licenses. Saying you are going to quit M1 because of the lack of PAO and start using another oil that doesn’t have have any PAO in it makes little sense.
Little sense is all you need. We split hairs around here all day, PAO made the Mobil1 unique in a sense. Without that - and with licenses/specs being “equal“ - in an oil discussion forum some wanted something a little different/unique/more. That‘s changed, it makes sense to find something else. A little. And if they/you/me, don’t find that, buy whatever is on rebate/sale, and if that’s Mobil1? Fine.
For the past 10-12 years I could go to oil discussions on a lot of different forums and Mobil1 EP was recognized as the only off the shelf reasonably priced oil that had a high PAO percentage in it, that the boutique oils apparently had. And now it doesn’t (apparently). It’s not the end of Mobil/Exxon, but as a consumer it is interesting and it’s why people shop around. IMO