^^We within these walls are just a microscopic few of the owners who realize the need to service this transmission.
I do see the plastic pans are getting cheaper in price! I myself like the 1 time buy aluminum pan as being MY best option! If it drops my trans temps 5-10 degrees its well worth it! Especially when I'm towing.
I'm not too concerned with the filter media due to I have the best of both worlds installed (Spin-On Synthetic media filter with a ceramic neodymium magnets inside). Now I have FULL Confidence my fluid is always extremely clean going back to the transmission from the coolers. But having a pan filter with some type of Synthetic media is & would be a Huge benefit.