I agree that many good finds are to be had in other parts of the store, but one thing that limits me is time. I don't have a huge amount of time to spend thrifting, so I have to make strategic decisions on how to best spend that time. I often use the first couple areas (suits, outerwear, shirts) to determine if it might be better to just move on to another store. I wish my area gave me more reasons to thrift the other sections.
This is where I love my job. 4 days a week 10 hours a day. Saturday I thrift, Sunday I box things as they get bids and label them so they only need a postage slap, Monday I drop off the packages (risky neighborhood) and go thrift more. It's been great since I got my new job.