Well, it may be bollocks to you, but it's a PITA for me. Imported a new battery (official manufacturer doesn't use that shape anymore). Unscrew tiny screws, deal with gunk. Insert new battery.
Find new battery does not charge. Neither does a replacement for the replacement. So yes, car thrown out when I only needed a filter change, because I can't buy a working filter anymore, because I'm not meant to, because it wasn't meant to be replaceable.