Nice call Soulsonic. It is like going on a first date with your best pair of underpants on, or going to a stupid dinner and having the knot in one's tie "just so" - it doesn't matter that no-one will ever see the underpants, or that no-one will ever notice that the tie is "just so", because I know, and thus dig it. And DIY is about building stuff you dig, if anything! However, if I was selling something than I would want to be able to justify to the customer why something exists and what it does that is better than the alternative.
I still really hope that BubbaKahuna goes through with the test, under the conditions described by Brian H, namely
"build a rangemaster with caps on a rotary switch.
record a loop into a looper or computer so it is played with the same nuance every time.
send that through the rangemaster and record multiple clips, each one with a different cap type.
be sure to include some duplicate clips to trick people... Wink
maybe ceramic, poly film, paper/oil, mica, electo np, electro +/-, tantalum?
8-10 clips total. no labels. leave the poll up for a week, then give the results. hopefully more than 30 or 40 people will chime in."
It would be awesome and a great way to settle the argument soundwise (given that I think soulsonic's justification is as good as any on a personal level).