Best Buy's founder fears Apple Stores. That fear should extend to Microsoft, too.
For better or worse, I live within walking distance of a Best Buy store in Los Angeles. (Well, a long walk).
But I typically elect to drive about 20 miles to the Microsoft Store in Century City.
That should worry Best Buy. Once consumers (I don't think I'm that atypical) get a taste of the Microsoft Store experience, it will be really hard to go back to the muddle that is Best Buy.