That's fine, and I fully agree with the associated freedom to chose an independent repair shop, or to do your own maintenance, etc. To me, those things are the bigger fish to fry rather than whether you chose a $6.00 'reputable' filter at the local auto parts store, or a $9.00 'OEM' filter. I agree that any reputable filter would be just fine (particularly because this vehicle probably stresses the oil much less than most). If all 'reputable filters' meet the Honda requirements, then choose the lowest price one (probably would be a FRAM). I have used many FRAM filters over the years and have never had any engine problems. The Honda filters are essentially commodity items too because they are readily available outside of the dealers and their exorbitant markups. Are the OEM filters any better than the FRAM filters? Is the A01 better than the A02? I think not, and you're essentially saying the same thing with your "any reputable filter" Magnuson argument. We agree on this much more than we disagree !