Sunshine's Mom, my Joann's store used to have a yarn selection about like your local store-- very few bins and most of it was Vanna's Choice and Homespun - not much variety. I was so happily surprised to see several aisles now dedicated to yarn, including some fingering weight wool in solid colors and some yarns in fibers I hadn't seen before, like the cotton/corn blend. Some stores may already have this kind of selection; I was just curious if Joann's was doing a widespread remodel or if I just got lucky.
Jomac30-- my store is in Bloomington, IN. It's old selection was very similar to the selection in my parents' town a couple hours away. I'm not sure if they're getting a remodel, too or not.
The # of aisles of yarn at my local hobby lobby also shrunk, but the selection seems better to me. They got rid of a lot of the novelty yarns and added several wool blends. I really like Hobby Lobby's baby yarns, too.
I'm just happy to be seeing new and better (maybe that just means more appealing to me) yarns in my local stores. Hope you all start seeing positive changes in your stores, too.