> place ethernet jacks in most rooms that connect up to a networking panel in the garage.
Excellent. Place a couple more in locations you wouldn't think of at first, because you'll think of uses for them later.
>Is it worth "future proofing" with CAT8 over CAT6A?
No. If you can get Cat.7a cheaply, by all means use that and hope you can terminate it well enough for 10Gbit/s, but forget about anything faster with copper. It gets really sensitive beyond 10Gbit and the runs get mighty short, too. If you are eyeing bandwiths at or beyond this order of magnitude, run your copper through conduit so you can easilly pull it out and replace by fiber if and when the need arises.
>normies dont give a shit about ethernet. They probably see it as just another cable to deal with. Maybe it reminds them of the office and they hate that. They don't understand nor care for the speed benefits when wifi exits, regardless of how shitty wifi is.
They usually do once they've experienced how much better their wifi works after I put up enough APs for gapless, fast coverage, all of them connected through wired ethernet and PoE powered.
> Ironically if you are rural, cabin in the woods, instead of globohomo suburbia/cities etc, there may be more demand by a buyer for ethernet and specifically,
Yup. Never once had a customer who wanted a fucking apartment wired.
>Most of your cost will not be the cable. It will be your labor, keystones, boxes, plates, tools, etc.
Labor is the most expensive bit if you have somebody else do it.
> Until you tell them you have runs to every corner of the house through the soffits for cameras and suddenly they like cables wtf.
Yeah, for cameras, wired ethernet is an easy sell since you can do PoE (as opposed to shady chink wall warts being a fire hazard in hard-to-reach places or - even worse - solar panels/batteries) and get way better reliability than with crappy wifi cameras.