That happened to me. They sent me a new one no questions asked. I also picked up a Q cable. It's not amazingly sturdy but I have little doubt that it will actually break since they use heatshrink on the connectors to reinforce them like a man with a real brain would do. The only downside is that it's expensive. The DIY route seems like it would work just fine though if you can do that. Otherwise it seems like it's above 100 bucks for a cable.
Which is super ultra mega liquid BS. I don't understand why they can't just offer a cable for a reasonable (sub $25 ) price to people that don't believe in the cable gods. I totally understand why some one would want to spend $100+ on a cable, but I'm just not one of those people.
I work at radio shack and most of cables here they let the emploies get at cost and I know for a fact that if they sold a copper cable for $25, 20+ of that cable would be streight profit counting the labor that it takes to make it.
I just don't understand why they can't make both a sliver cable for people that think it matters and charge them $100+ for it and a normal cable for people who just want an extra or replacement cable and don't want to or can't sodder there own.