I did the filter change recently (both the cooler line and the main filters), and was disappointed to learn that it didn't have any impact on my jerky starts =(
Still hoping to find a dealer who will give me the non-mandatory software updates, but until then, jerky-jerk.
That said, the operation is pretty easy. It helps that you can drain the pan before taking it off (unlike my old Ford). Be sure to put on a new pan gasket.
What inspired you to bother with dropping the pan, rather than just changing the external in-line filter?
As regards the software updates, I understand wanting to get them for free, but even if you have to spend $100 to get them, it will be the best $100 you ever put into the car (even though it will be annoying knowing that some people got them for free). They dramatically change the driving experience, for the better.