From "not a bad looking filter for the price" to " I wouldn't use this filter" in less than 12 hours. Of course the Ultra is a better filter, apples and oranges. And for the sake of accuracy using listed PT price and standard Ultra retail, more than "a couple bucks difference."
Topic filter is a jobber tier filter, as noted likely good for ~5k mi fci. Topic application uses a combo valve, though that not true of all PT applications, Some use separate dome bypass and adbv. The PT is very similar to or same as the RA sold Auto Extra 51515 recently posted as a member purchase on the promo board. RA lists it as Wix "private label" which for RA means Wix made for AE jobber filter.
I don't use topic filter, and don't prefer a combo valve over a traditional separate bypass set up. Otoh, topic filter jobber tier filter sold at a corresponding low price point. Unreasonable imo to expect similar quality and build to a full synthetic filter at ~6+ times the price.