All this useless chatter and irrelevance...
Ancient or not from experience the 3sgte, h22s, LS2, and EJs are all reliable... to an extent. Those motors are very different in design yet Id build any of them again. Be educated on what you're dealing with and enjoy.
This debate is like comparing athletes of different professions and debating if, when, and how the body will break down. Nothing is perfect and varies based on its application.