Yeah guitar center is always an interesting experience. I live like an hour away from the nearest one so whenever I make a pilgrimage there it's always special regardless how shitty the 14 year old 'head bangers' are. I personally love metal as much as I love blues music so I try a wide variety of guitars and GC is the only place I can do that!
I always plug into a Line 6 amp first to make sure my tuning is dead on then I'll head over to the Marshalls and indulge. Mmmmm