I think the reason the subject of cables is so divisive is rooted in the perceived 'value' (or lack of value depending on your perspective), which in turn, is conditioned by the high prices charged for some cables combined with a perceived (or indeed actual) low material cost of these cables.
Not that Phantom cables could be considered as 'high price' but then you have the additional 'non-Naim' catalyst to contend with which gets some even more 'excited'.
Some folk will never accept such high prices and will never consider posh cables, and that is a fair position to hold. Others will never accept any component unless it has a Naim badge/stamp on it. A few will listen to the effect a posh cable can have on SQ and decide they are worth the money. But then some challenge the judgement of others over the 'value' of certain cables and those challenges (and defences) can become personal. Strange.
Again I think it is the low perceived material value of a posh cable that is the catalyst for these type of 'discussions'.
Apologies to the OP for the diversion, maybe we should get back to discussing cables rather than discussing each other.