I agree, 7,000 is too long with any oil.
I change my oil every 3,000 miles.
I don't think it is a waste of money to use synthetic oil.
2007 LT 2.2
GMPP Air Intake * GMPP Extrude Honed Manifold * GMPP Cat-Back Performance Exhaust * Vibrant D/P * Jet Stage 2 Module
MOBIL 1 Synthetic Oil * DC Sport Strut Tower Brace * Color Matched Mirror Covers * EuroAntenna * 30-15 3M FX Tinting
Bridgestone Potenza Pole Position RE960AS on Premium Wheels
2.4 Intake Manifold Conversion * 2.4 TB * TUNE