Well, my perception now is that, with the exceptions of the (few) new megabooze stores, the critics were correct: prices 'way up and selection 'way down. And I'm really starting to resent the wild (and wildly random) "sale" price rotations/fluctuations--unless you see an advertised special or catch a break, there's really no way to come even remotely close to the old WSLCB price + the new tax overlay. Walk into the wrong store on the wrong day, and the same bottle is a *lot* more than the day before or next door.
I also see the small operators starting to dry up and blow away.
Ain't the free market grand?