My LYS is awesome, too. But I do not limit myself to just one shop. I like the hunt, as well.
I had to build my reputation with the different women there, though, I know what you mean. I would have liked a different welcome better. But their selection and prices are good, so I kept going there. (too much)
When going to Sveden this year I will take a good look at local yarn there. Iceland this spring was a bit disappointing: really expensive and pretty scratchy (or imported) so I stayed brave and did not buy anything there.
I hope to find a well equipped Drops-Store in Sveden. The prices are no cheaper than ordering from here and the delivery was quick. But I could touch all the yarns and get a feel for them. Then I can still order something later. But don't think I will leave those stores emptyhanded... thankfully my husband totally understands - to a certain point.