Problem taken care of. I've got a new housing coming from Katadyn. It turns out that more is not always better. When they recommend that you sterilize the filter with a couple drops of bleach in a liter of water, they do not mean that a quarter cup of bleach in a liter of water will sterilize it better. All the additional bleach does is erode the plastic.
I used to just use the tablets, but I see way too many piles of TP along the side to the streams for me to not want to remove the maximum amount of particulates as possible. I still think I'm going to keep looking into the Sawyer squeeze filter. The whole set-up appears to be cheaper than replacing just the filter on my Katadyn.
When you settle on this let me know my brother is one of you crazy hikers and I'm going to get one for him in. I would like to add one to my hunting arsenal as well.
"The world is so dreadfully managed, one hardly knows to whom to complain."