I agree with you in the respect that there are companies out there that care about their product enough to build it right with no screw-ups.
I do not agree with your analysis on the difference these cables make.
I will start with the hardest to prove: HDMI. As a certified CE Installer and co-developer of HDMI, an owner of an audio consulting firm, and a downright hardcore enthusiast, allow me to assure you that with different versions of HDMI came different standards on build quality and minimum bandwidth acceptance. Without enough bandwidth, one cannot properly transmit a digital signal. If the cable is not rated for the latest version of HDMI (1.3b), then it will most likely not transmit enough information to make up a 1080/120p picture with 36-bit color and DTS-HDma audio. The video alone would ruin even an HDMI 1.2 cable, and with the audio, an HDMI 1.3a cable would loose its footing.
Also, there will be new versions of HDMI coming soon to handle 4K or 1080 3D environments. The cables you buy today at whatever price cannot handle that.
With HDMI, it's all about the ratings that HDMI defines.
Speaker Cable and Analogue Interconnects are where your average Joe will be able to see and hear a diffrence. These cables ar more suceptible to interference and distortion (which is why HDMI is liked so much).
Monster is not the best, rather the beginning of quality. Anything less than Monster (ie Dynex, Rocketfish, Philips, etc) is a waste of money and time (These companies take a $7 HDMI cable or $.02/ft speaker cable and charge 30-60 bucks for it. There is your true rip-offs.
Companies like Nordost and Analysis-Plus are the companies to look for. These guys make a real product that is audibly and visualy different and better than the competition. Don't believe me? Check out their websites. They both have scientifically verifiable quality that makes one wonder how they got along without it in tne first place.
I constantly test my refrence system with a variety of wires, from lamp cord to A-P Golden litzwires and everything in between. There is an audible and visual difference that once you see andd hear, your thinking on this subject shall be forever changed.
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