I thought I would be unable to tolerate the trim on my VT50 because it catches the light in stores like Best Buy obnoxiously. In my actual house, however, it catches it rarely and is quite tolerable. I rarely notice it and have forgotten how much I hate the trim. But I never forget how much I like the TV.
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.