Kurlykovs saidI bet neither you nor the rest of the humanity would be able to hear differences between the sounds (processed in many different ways) of fancy original Fender and its chinese 100$-replica in a scientifically correct blind study.
...and does electric guitar quality matter that much probably does but since it is all turned in to Digital sound in the end does it?
I agree. There so much processing that goes into electric guitars these days that the original timbre is masked beyond recognition. Besides, the average listener hasn’t got a clue about how different guitars (Fender, Gibson and their copies) sound. All they care about is nice fat riffs that they can headbang to, and spicy solos that they can play air guitar to.