How deep are they? Isn't the filter the pickup? I did a partial fluid change on my OBS 4l60 a couple weeks ago, it has the factory "deep pan" so that's the filter I ordered. When I got in there I found that the previous owner has installed a shallow filter last time. At first I freaked out because I thought I got the wrong one but when I put the old one back in it sat at a weird angle. But the new one for deep pans was nice and parallel, measured the same distance from the mating surface as the pan, etc.
Point being yeah I think it does matter for the filter, but I would think you want the same level of fluid so shouldn't matter for the dipstick? Idk, the benefit of having extra fluid shouldn't matter if the pickup isn't as deep, but I also think the filter I got was thicker (and therefore had more filtering media?) than the shallow one.