Yep, this is the most trouble free oil filter install method. In fact it is the only instance in which I have found it best to ignore the manufacturers' torque specification. It goes without saying that you should check for leaks after initial warm up, but they should be non-existent following this method.Wow! Awesome post!
FWIW, I use the old 'contact plus 3/4 turn' method. And, of course, a smear of clean oil on the gasket.