For me, it is much more about the horrid, unreliable, easily-corroded and short-lived USB connectors.
And I NEVER attempt any USB connection over 1.5 meters.
All of the various shortcomings and unreliabilities of USB are why I prefer to mount NUC's directly on OTA's and go with simple, stable, short USB cables. And good old fashioned, solid RS-232 down to the CP3/4/5. FTDI USB-Serial adapter (or a real serial port) up on the NUC.
Control the NUC via Android tablet or Win laptop.