I like my local Best Buy, and it's where I start if I'm looking for games/ gear on short notice. I used to shop exclusively at EB/ Gamestop... but then Chaz left!
I'm convinced that most of these stores are great or not-so-great, based almost entirely on their personnel and related issues like hiring practices or pay. The only thing I worry about is if they put that one, particular, over-the-top, gaming uber-geek on patrol in the new games area. I can see him now, cruising the newb waters like a shark in a swimming pool full of kids. Then I can see him spotting me and pouncing, tired of the casual gamers and moving on to bigger prey. What gave me away, the Zelda hoodie?
I'm sure it will all work out... right now I have to go check the mail, though - I'm expecting an Amazon shipment.