It makes sense. The clutch sits high, and its probably hard to get oil to it.
The oem plates are the best we have access to. What do yours look like when they come out? The secret to a decent clutch is getting oil on the plates. Unless they are wet, when they come out, you are screwed. Also, measuring the stack height when you put it together. Just match whatever the manual says. No more, no less. Ive had a hard time ever getting ebc plates into that range.
On every bike Ive had, Ive always removed the clutch basket and drilled it, for better airflow. Its easy to do, and its helped on every occasion.
If you google "drill clutck basket" you will see examples of what people did. I dont go crazy, like most of the pictures. Usually only 4-6 holes, evenly spaced.
Im not sure plates last much longer, but the clutch feels much better.