I'm new to this board, so I don't know all the discussions that have taken place here. And I don't know nearly as much about oil as most of you, but I love oil discussions and the thought of finding the 'perfect oil'. Anyway, what do you all think of the synth blends. Seems that much of the discussion here is about regular oil vs. synthetic. The blends seem like a good compromise to me. From what little I know about the numbers, the numbers are better for the blends, and they are priced about a dollar higher than regular and two dollars less than synth. Seems perfect for the guy who doesn't want to spend for synth, but wants something a little better than regular. What do you experts think? One more thing, and maybe this is stupid, but it make sense to me. If you fill half with 5w-20 and half with 5w-30, would that sort of give you 5w-25? Just wondering for the guys who are concerned about 5w-20 in their new Hondas.