Nothing has been changed on the car as far as anything with the engine is concerned in about 8 months except for the MAF, which as I explained earlier, was changed < 2 weeks ago. There are no leaks anywhere in the intake or exhaust. The airflow numbers aren't quite right anymore on the S-AFC, and the engine runs hotter. Those are my indications.
The thing is that I can already see the argument that it was my CAI that caused the sensor to blow, which is complete and utter BS. That's why I didn't want to replace the MAF sensor in the first place, because I never ever had a problem with the old one. I'm just frustrated, because this means that I will probably have to continue to pay out of pocket until I find one that isn't as fragile.