Originally Posted by newoldwave
I think I'm destroying the wires just to get the connectors off the old plugs.
Which is exactly why you want to use plenty of electrolytic grease when you re-install new plugs and wires. Spark plug pliers can help in getting a proper grip on the boot, and turn boot back and forth to break the seal before pulling.
If your plug wires are fresh you can repair a bad end relatively easily, but plugs and wires should last several years and I would just replace them with the plugs.
Re E3 plugs, personally I'd stick with tried and true Motorcraft or Autolights, but if you're willing to take the gamble, go for it. We might learn something new.