True. I own at least about a half-dozen instrument-type cables. Several are GC promos (the $9.99 fifteen-footers), others are Horizon, EWI, et al. All (except perhaps the GCs) have a lifetime warranty. Still, I haven't had one fail or break in the past 15 years or so even with hundreds of uses per year. A cable warranty is nice, but for peace of mind it really doesn't matter as much as having a spare or two.