I've been using Neutrik plugs exclusively for nearly 20 years. I make all my own cables and ONLY use Neutrik. I have one cable that goes from my guitar to my pedalboard, and I purposely made it an ugly light grey colour, because I was sick of people stealing my black cables. I've been using this particular cable for 100s of gigs and 100s of rehearsals. It's been stepped on, kicked and poorly handled by others, and it has never let me down!
I love the fact that all the solder points are one solid piece, from the tip that goes into the jack, all the way back to where the soldering point is. There are no rivets that will break over time. Assembly is a breeze too. Outstanding engineering!
I also have a recording studio in my home, where I professionally produce voiceovers and make music. I ONLY use Neutrik plugs. Again, NEVER had one fail. This is why all professional studios use Neutrik.
If you make your own cables, DO NOT make the lease expensive part of your rig out of cheap stuff. Spend the extra ¤ or 2 and Buy Neutrik. I promise, you'll LOVE them!