Has anyone replaced their OEM rear axle with a quick release version? I think it would be much easier to remove the rear wheel to fix a flat with a quick release axle rather than using an allen key or multi tool.
Call me old fashioned, but a good multi-tool is a pretty handy bit of kit to have on you especially when you find yourself with problems out on the trail. The OEM axles really aren't difficult or even that slow to remove trail-side. I guess if you are competing in a race there would be an advantage but if you are just trail riding then the stealth axles are far more secure, for instance you are never going to have them come loose because the arm get's knocked.
I think your confusing the skewer quick release with the maxle type of through axle , they all use a through axle and are interchangeable some tighten using an Allen key , some have clamp cam lever on the end to tighten .