The ONLY thing CC has over BB is the prices on movies... sometimes BB can beat them, but 9 times out of 10, CC has a better price on movies any time of the year. I was looking at both ads and see that CC had a few Bluray movies I would like to get for $12, but not so much to jar me from my traditional BB BF run.
The BB in Florence, KY has their stuff down when it comes to BF. My friend was suggesting we try the new store in Lexington this year, but I decided I want to stick with the store I know inside and out. I know how they set up their lines, I know how they do things, and I know how long it takes to get through line.
I have been doing BF at BB every year since 2001 (except 02 and 03 since I had to work), and the experience has never been bad. I have been getting there earlier and earlier each year, but the people are nice in line unless someone tries to pull something. I have had a mix of people with me each year and this year looks like the biggest yet.
Oh and about the internet and power, I have Bluetooth tethering and unlimited data with my cell phone, as well as a small generator, so no big deal for me. Its like a little vacation for us.