They hire who they think can sell their products. When it comes down to it, they're looking for salespeople, not tech enthusiasts.
|In addition, the HDMI cable thing is like this: a higher quality HDMI cable will improve the strength of the audio signal over a long distance. THAT IS ALL. It will not make your video or audio better. It will simply retain more of the data over a longer distance.|
Anyone that needs some outrageous length of cable that would actually exhibit essessive attentuation of signal on a regular style cable should probably be using some kind of long haul transciever system, rather than some high priced cable that still won't make the grade.