Don't know about others' experience..
I've been a member of this club off and on since 99/2000. I've always felt that this was a geed club for the money. I felt a little pressure to join, but I was looking to join a gym near my house so it wasn't a hard sell. I know that they need to move product, and maybe I have a soft spot because I've been in sales before, so I just politely say no thanks if they suggest some of their personal training, or nutrition product. It's that easy, people!
As for the facilities themselves. For the price I pay, it's a decent set up. I've never felt like I'm overpaying for the membership. The staff is knowledgeable, and if I ask any questions, they're always happy to explain a machine, or suggest a different machine in the rare case a machine may be out of service.
The childcare is good, keeps the kids while you bust out a workout, and the price was reasonable.
All in all, there's a reason I've been coming back to this gym over and over. I'd good, the price is decent, people there are using the gym like it's supposed to be. Getting results, not making it a social gathering place.
my personal pet peeve is when you're waiting on a machine, and someone's sitting on it just chatting up a cutie or hunk, instead of getting off and moving on. just saying!.