I said it before a long time ago but I'll say it one more time -- I went to the NY store and the salesman working the floor there was shockingly cold, rude, inattentive, and dismissive. I'm a polite, well-dressed (I like to think) guy in my 30s, so while I might be a bit younger than the typical customer there, I don't know that my appearance should have made me an automatic non-entity in the eyes of the salesman. Regardless, I was treated as completely unwelcome. F-. I do understand that others have had better experiences with better salespeople there.
My experience was exactly the same as yours.