they are just beefier connectors, the gold plating isn't gold, its some paint or something to give it the shinier look. I opted for the fancy connector just because it has a more solid feel in your hand and are usually easier to grab from my experience.
So it comes down are you willing to spend teh $2 for the non-audio related advantages.
Denon AVR-S700W, Energy Take 2 f/r + Center (Original's, pre-"Classic" Model)
Marantz UD5007, Tivo Roamio, Amazon FireTV Stick, Asustor AS5004T
Belkin PureAV PF-60