I will admit, Michael's has a TON of options for the everyday crafter, and everything is remarkably inexpensive. The kids who work there (as they are mostly young people) are actually knowledgeably about the products contained within the store, as you can tell most of them are already pretty artsy. The custom framing is quite good, and the floral section (despte the fact that it can get messy) is cute. I only have two problems with the store- they do not carry fabric (aside from felt squares) and they helped put an independant craft store down the street out of business. These are my only two qualms.