I have had a $60 cable that lasted almost thirteen years. I have had a $5 cable that lasted twelve. It was a cool yellow color, with real Neutrick jacks. The second $5 cable I bought didn't last six months. Neither did the second $60 cable. I don't personally buy into most of the tone debate around cables, a clean connection is a clean connection IMO, so don't need to bring brand names into it... But what is everyone's take on reliability. How do you recognize it? How you do you get it?