If trailing USB cables are driving you mad, you need to check out the new Flexicord range.
This features a selection of USB 2.0 cables that can be bent and coiled into any shape or length you like, and then retain their position. They're based on what Flexicord is calling its Memory Cord technology and can be extended to up to 6ft.
We can't honestly say that standard USB cables have ever caused us a massive amount of grief when we've been hooking up audio interfaces and MIDI controllers, but maybe we're in the minority?
The Flexicord USB 2.0 cables are available in a variety of plug configurations - no news yet on how much they cost.