The reason I like starbucks is because I like coffee and I like it done right. I have been to Starbucks in 7 states and 4 countries and every time I order something I can expect the same drink, much better than hit and miss places. Sometimes you have to watch the register, because there are different ways to price say, a triple tall americano, but it is always good. Admitedly, ambience could use some work, though.
Pros: consistent drink, fast, inexpensive
Cons: felt "barcoded", inconsistent pricing, can be too "corpo"