Jason, lounge posts don't count
Change your oil based on what you expect out of the car. By the book, baby it, or abuse it. Ultimately it'* your choice.
I baby mine by the book and alot of research like DrJay pointed out. I could reasonably go 10k on each oil batch, but I won't. Not even with Mobil 1. I drive like a freaking maniac alot (not endangering other people, I mean heavy-footed), but I still have one of the best running cars here.