Just opened some banana connectors I've had for a couple of years.
Warning: If you've been using a product for some years because you found it well engineered and of quality materials and assumed that trend would continue.....well that's on you.....and now me! What a piece of dreck!
I've used Audioquest bananas for decades. Always a great solution. The rendition I have now is cheap beyond belief, the screws so small it's like performing vascular surgery and they strip and fall into the cylinder. The plastic covers now disgustingly flimsy! Re-branding would be AudioDreck. Wow! How does a company re-engineer down to that level? Now charge the same, if not more.
This type of behavior should be cleansed from the product landscape.