Wheels are personal, based on individual experience and a little on bikie world hype and a lot on the circumstances that describe you and your particular cycling style and needs. Personally, mid-sized me has been using Mavic Open Pro's with both 105 and Ultegra hubs for some time now on multiple bikes and thousands of miles. No complaints. Two sets were handbuilt, two from Performance. Only differene I could tell was that the Performance needed truing sooner, but once that was done, have been as good as the handbuilt.
For 165lb rides-on-all-sorts-of-road-surfaces me, the Open Pro's are the right balance of strength, weight, cost, and ride feel. I was a fan of MA 40's before the OP's.
FWIW, in 1987 I bought a bike with Wolber Alpines...a kind of mid range wheel. The lasted for thousands of miles and the 105 hubs did, too...with maintenance, before the rear rim developed cracks around the eyelets.
Generally, I ride "light", jump or avoid major dings in the pavement. Riding style makes a difference I think.