Regarding checking the oil level every fill-up...
If you *don't* do it, and the engine seizes up, you are going to pay a whole lotta money for a new non-warranty-covered engine.
Regarding 79's 'attitude', I'm a very slightly annoyed because it seems, at times, a bit whiny... THEN I REMEMBER THE $40K POS AUDI WHOSE ENGINE BLEW UP TWICE IN LESS THAN A YEAR, for a total repair cost to me of almost $10,000. (Audi reimbursed me in the end, but I was ready to scrapyard a 6 year old car, rather than pay almost as much as it was worth at the time...)
So, 79, I also sympathize.