That's what the paper towel is for: it makes it much easier to see the first drop wick out. Also, if you run the RPM's up a little bit, it will take less time.
I hope you have been reading the cover bolt advice not to use the specified torque, but about 15% less so as not to stretch or snap the bolts.
Since I re-use the original oil filter indefinitely, and NO-ONE works on my bike but me, I have stopped doing the bleed test since there is no possibility of putting in the wrong filter. The ONLY possibility is that I actually forget to put fresh oil in and maybe someday when I'm even more senile I'll do that!