I wouldn't pay anything extra for any fram product, they're just not very good compared to most of the competition.
Just go with any good standard filter. Don't pay extra for the fancy ones like K&N or mobil1 (for our cars the mobil1 has the smallest amount of filter material of any filter). I like purolator (although i'm not a big fan of the newer gold pureones), wix/napa, tokyo roki (the 09+ mazda rx8 factory filter is a tokyo roki with the correct specs for our cars), or possibly the blue factory filters (made by the same people as fram, but decent quality and a pretty good gasket design)
04xt/4eat, 16g, STI bits and bobs