George, I think the situation varies with region. The nearest walk-in for me to have
E6 done is 30 miles away (we launch space shuttles here, ya know). Consequently,
I use Fuji mailers for the lab in Nevada, with an average 2 week turn around.
When Kodak had all their original regional labs going the one in Atlanta did the best
work, period. But along came mergers, acquisitions, Qualex, and it all took a big fat
dump. I won't use any Drugstore or Discount store services, partly out of principle,
but largely because I've SEEN the results.
Better? Not here.