You know, I was browsing the virgin oil samples for the upcoming summer months. I came across the syntect 5w50, which post a kick *** additive package. Now, do we not use it because it is not a "real" synthetic. WHat the hell is real? Real to me is an oil that will protect my engine the best. And frankly I think they may be right when they say, no other oil can compare. I am not going to NOT use an oil just because of this whole synthetic war. I just can't believe the numbers on that oil.