The only reason “SuperSpeed USB” is simpler than a number is because they made USB 3.x numbering ridiculous. Imagine a non-technical user trying to figure out which is faster between SuperSpeed, High Speed and Full Speed. Now imagine the same non-technical user trying to figure out which is faster between USB 3.0, USB 3.1 Gen 1 and USB 3.2 Gen 1. With the non-numerical names, they might have a chance of getting it right, but it's far from guaranteed. There's no way a non-technical user would know that USB 3.0, USB 3.1 Gen 1 and USB 3.2 Gen 1 are all the same thing. If they had simply used 3.0, 3.1 and 3.2 instead of this needless rebranding, anyone could figure out which is faster.Saunders told us that those numbers are really for developers and he wishes that OEMs would use simpler terms like “SuperSpeed USB” when marketing their products.
The only time I had a USB Micro B port break on me was because I was leaning the device against a wall while plugged in.USB B mini/micro were horribly designed and constantly break on my devices, the difference in durability between B and C is night and day.
Obligatory:USB is getting far too convoluted for my liking, I think we're overdue for a clean slate interface dedicated to devices that pass 10+Gbps without a bunch of encapsulation layers. Make it all hot-plug 20VO external PCIe, give everything MMIO address ranges, then GPUs can pump frames to monitors via direct PCIe DMA instead of encapsulating DP into PCIe/USB to send it along.
It's one thing to have to replace USB cables, quite another when the (my) device develops internal issues. My phone USB C is on its last legs - intermittent data communications - it'll drop/pick up with the smallest vibrations. At least it still charges.USB B mini/micro were horribly designed and constantly break on my devices, the difference in durability between B and C is night and day.