is it really necessary to be this hostile to a fellow member in a post about cables? In fairness, although mixed in with a ton of verbage, all you have said in a nutshell is "I've spent a lot of money on cables because the value of the rest of my equipment warrants it, I enjoy splurging on my hobby, and I think I can hear the difference regardless if others can or can't". Thats fine, we get it. no need to justify your purchase so fiercely. Even those who dont think they can hear a difference between cables probably dont think less of you for saying you do. But although your guitars tone may be pristine, your postings tone leaves something to be desired. The above posters point about the value is a valid one. even if thieves arent singling out cables as something to steal, gear does frequently go missing, and they arent likely to leave the cables behind, so whether they know the value of them or not, you're out quite a few bucks if you have expensive cables. That can be a consideration for some.