I doubt that being blonde is really the problem.
It does seem that you might have check the wrong box but if what you've tried above still doesn't work then perhaps DVD Shrink, instead of CloneDVD, might do a different job on it. Typically I just take the AC3 5.1 option if it's there.
As far as burning is concerned, what you burn with makes very little difference to anything. People just have their preferences.
Personally I burn with Nero or ImgBurn or anything else that takes my fancy. The quality comes out just the same and certainly doesn't affect the content of the movie.