"so let me get that str8, the phones with the thicker, clearer sleeve have less microphonics and tangling or more?"
Thicker, clear sleeve is less tangle prone and with less microphonics. This is generally true, in my experience, not just on the VMVs. I have some Sony phones with similar cables and find the same.
I do not work for V-Moda, and have never done so, though that has been an accusation levelled against me. I am a journalist, and I was an early recipient of all the VM phones, and I was extremely enthusiastic about them, as I have been about any number of other manufacturer's products. There were, however, concerns about guerrilla marketing by V-Moda and my motives were suspected. I was not accorded a right to challenge the accusation and a ban from iLounge was threatened, so for the sake of peace and quiet I try to make sure that I don't say anything that could be construed as promoting these phones.
When it comes to peace of mind, there are a number of companies whose guarantees are such that you can buy from them online with confidence. A good example is Ultimate Ears. Shure also 'go the extra mile'. Sony, by contrast, are harder to get good service from.
I'm not going to comment on V-Moda's record on customer support/replacements/refunds, but would suggest that a simple search should give you an idea as to whether they are a good or bad company to deal with.
And I only said that I MIGHT let you.......
I'm pretty darned choosy when it comes to who blows my oboe!