Dave, tongue in cheekiness aside, the fact remains that people that don't care about an opt-in survey are less likely to participate.
Any AVS "poll" that asks if people are in favor of some feature, thing, etc. will almost automatically self select into people that are in favor of it. This tends to underrepresent those opposed, but also those that don't care.
There is no difference in HDMI cables. If you can see the picture without visible dropouts or sparklies, the cable is working at 100%. No other cable will display a better version of that picture. You're simply wrong if you think there is a better digital cable than one that is already working.