totally disagree - ive been making my own for 15 years. When you go the neutrik / amphenol soldered route, when they fail it takes more time to fix it (in an FX patch cable situation). Ask Justin of GBB in portland, the George L's work flawlessly, his have been on the board for a decade or something of daily use. Alchemy cables that I recommended, are covered in tech flex wrapping, and for the use of longer runs, which makes it more difficult for them to be cut in two somehow. But Ill carry a spare, even though none have failed, because solder + techflex + plug isnt a 3 beers in dark stage thing I want to deal with.
When I was working at a guitar factory in Memphis 8 years ago, I pulled a box of brass George L's of the late 80's early 90's out of storage, blew the dust off, and they are still running on my studio rack - all these years later
If your doing a TRS / mono garcia super cable, best to do it with techflex also. See Zach in JGB for that reference. We were doing the fancy cables thing with AO a long time ago now - they all still work great.
Also even though they aren't fancy specs: I toured all over with Brian Brown's cables, made for Hard Truckers, they are just Mogamis, but none of them ever failed.