I fitted a K&N to my motorcycle because it was cheaper than genuine. It's been in 2.5 years and over 25,000km, and had it out on the weekend to rearrange my breather. It's still pretty clean, and has plenty of oil - there is no dust in the airbox, down the intake tubes, or in the carb bellmouths...I'm happy with that. The original breather was down the intake tubes, and the carb mouths would be coated in oil, so have been running an open breather. Now I'm going to run it into the top of the airbox. This system was used in cars between the road tube and PCV, it used to cover the paper airfilter in oil. I'm not worried if the K&N gets a little extra oil from the breather.
I've been monitoring it, I'm happy to run it forever.