As far as all the trouble to wax every 500 miles, it's less trouble for me to wax than to clean and oil type lubricate chain, and, as explained, I enjoy extra long life from my drivetrain components.
Having used both methods over the years... I have to say that I find it hard to believe that it isn't a lot more trouble than what I do or that chains last longer than mine do. I believe in avoiding any cleaning beyond a quick application of lube and wipe down. I believe that cleaning more aggressively than that actually shortens the life of the chain. So the cleaning part is pretty close to zero effort.
As far as chain life... I have been getting 10,000 miles on a chain before it measures 12-1/16" for 12 links. I don't think I ever did that well when I used paraffin.
The topic originator asked that there be no lube wars. Keep that in mind when you think you have a clever comeback.
For one thing no one has suggested a particular lube other than paraffin. Also threads always drift so even if someone was promoting a particular lube other than paraffin, I wouldn't fault them since we aren't obligated to honor that request.