Let's talk about what it hurts................................... The US is completely dependent upon foreign oil and we (you) dump millions of gallons of completely good motor oil every day.
What does it hurt, it hurts my pocket, your pocket and the enviroment............that's what it hurts.
Get smart people, use the OLM.
.... Well how about you get smart. I don't dump my oil I recycle it. And unlike what you are saying upwards of 60% of the used oil in this nation is recycled into either synthetic or Heating oil. This number has been increasing every year. This is because the quick lube/dealer places which 60-70% of the nation use, are required by either state or company requirements to recycle. I think we all should be recycling it. In fact I use that recycled Oil. I use full synthetic so again has nothing to do with what you are talking about or suggesting. Additionally it is helping, not hurting the environment because much of syn oil is reused and recycled again.
You should probably "Get smart" and realize that the trend is that more manufacturers are recommending synthetic and more Quick Lube/Dealers are using synthetic as their base oil. To that point on many GM cars now require the Oil to meet specs for DexOS1 and DexOS2. If you don't use an oil that meets those specs (and have recipts to prove) they can deny your warranty, a nice fine print clause written into my malibu's warranty. Oh and Mobil 1 meets those specs and I keep my receipts.
As for your statements on influencing price. Lets break this down. What is a barrel of oil going to
19.15 Gal. Gasoline
09.21 Gal. Diesel Fuel
01.75 Gal. Heating Oil
01.76 Gal. Heavy Fuel Oils (Residuals)
03.82 Gal. Jet Fuel
01.72 Gal. L.P.G.
07.27 Gal. Misc. Other Products
Of that the Consumer grade oil for engines is just a fraction of a percent of the Misc. In fact because of the increased demand for synthetic oils, the dino oils are being reduced in demand for consumers and the spare demand is going to consumer goods (such as plastics) which has helped reduce (keep constant during inflation) the price of consumer goods. .
So for you to say that I am, or any person that changes more frequently then the OLM recommends, in any way influencing the price of Oil, is just an uneducated false reality.
Again I will say it again, it dosen't hurt a thing to change it more often. In fact it could be helping to extend the life of my engine (on a rusting body). And until you are willing to give up your time for free to change it for me, off cycle of my tire rotations, I don't see any point in waiting for the OLM.
I am not against using the OLM and in fact I think for many people it makes since. But the logistics of changing off cycle of the tire rotation for me do not make any common since.