i literally could lift the entire basket out of the boil (mid boil)and have the liquid line remain at the same level as when it was in the pot, with only a slight trickle at the seams for the wort to drip back into the boil.
This is exactly what was happening to me with hop bags which is why I decided to give this filter a try. I've only used it once so far, but when I pulled it out of the kettle after chilling all of the wort drained out pretty much immediately which made me think it was providing better wort contact than the hop bags.
I might try using it as a filter between the kettle and the fermentor as well, in conjunction with whirlpooling and a side pickup tube.
I can usually get away with up to two ounces of pellets floating free in the boil. Any more than that, and I run the risk of clogging the liquid out tube in my fermentor when transferring to serving kegs. This is the issue I am trying to avoid.