No, I do agree. It's become like "Band-Aid" to describe an adhesive bandage.Right or wrong around here that's what everyone calls them. When we order them from the supply house we order RJ45 plugs and that's what they send us. Even manufacturers label them as RJ45 plugs.
Believe me, I've done that hundreds of times too. And I can usually get the plugs right the first time too. (You get better the more you do.) But it's a PITA compared to using a patch panel. I mean, really, patch cables are a dime a dozen these days and patch panels aren't that much especially considering the labor and aggravation saved. In my quotes, the cost with and without a patch panel is basically my cost of the patch panel.When he asked about cutting the costs, I suggested what you dislike, plugging the runs directly into the switch, and omitting the extra terminations required for using the patch panel.