I use cheapo honey in experimental JAOM-type brews just to get a feel for how it would taste with BETTER honey. So far so good, and I've got a few really drinkable products out of it. See my Cyser recipe elsewhere for a drink with bread yeast, cheap apple juice, and crappy honey that turned out darn tootin good.
See, that's where the real story is.
In the competition for the attention of the space aliens.
Everyone's equal in the eyes of God, but the space aliens, you've got to figure they would play favorites.
YES, WE HAVE TRIED OTHER YEASTS! USE BREAD YEAST FOR JAOM!