I was sure you are clever enough for the answers that you gave !
I laughed I think the implied answer is that the colour of the box is of no consequence - the state of the connections in there might be. However, there are lots of reasons why you may be "lagging" - post up more details of what service, what Hub & what devices you have and what the specific problems are.
-------------------- Services: HD TV on VIP (+ Sky Sports & Movies & BT sport), x3 V6 boxes (1 wired 2 WiFi,) SH2 in modem mode with Airport Extreme Router. On VIVID200, Talk Anytime Phone, x2 Mobile SIM only iPhones.