PF Chang really grates on me more than the Cheesecake Factory. Mainly because I am Chinese and it pisses me off that this is what my friends and acquaintances think Chinese food is all about. Liek most chain,s they do a respectable but very homogeneous and bland take on Chinese food. It always cracks me up when I see the cooks at PF Changs sitting out back, they are all Hispanic because they don't get paid much, which means that they could not care less about the Chinese food tradition, just like the cooks at Chi-Chis care about Mexican food or the cooks at Olive Garden caring about Italian food.
It beats going to MSG laden buffet places, but not by much.