I think it all comes down to which staff member you get on the day. I was fortunate enough to be served by a guy called Pat at the King St store who was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. I am a beginner who had researched a considerable amount on the 3 cameras I was choosing between so I was more looking for confirmation of my thoughts. I was walked through each camera's pros and cons candidly.
It was refreshing to speak to someone who knew the intricacies of each camera I was looking at after going to a few other stores in the area, namely Ted's, where the staff member admitted to not knowing anything about the cameras, did not attempt to find another staff member who knew something about the cameras, made no attempt to bring up the fact sheets on their server, and did not even have a battery available for the models I wanted to try. Ted's was also a couple of hundred dollars more expensive.