I would defintely be interested in try to meet up in June as well! We'll just have to get it figured out and make it happen.
Yeah I would say if you looking for good educated people it would be in the forum and not in our crappy LFS. I feel like this place and finding things on internet fish shops is the best bang for the buck.
Yeah I went to Fins N' Critters a couple weeks ago as well and it was one of the most sorry pet shops now. =l It was super disappointing that it is going so downhill. The fish section when I went was pretty much non existent.
No I actually passed that place the other day and really wanted to go in but didn't have the time. It looks a bit promising though. Hopefully its not just another petsmart/petco. I have heard a few good things about west side pets but haven't been in there in a few years so I could really vouch for it.