So far the best lhbs store I've encountered is keystone in Montgomery ...they have a huge selection of EVERYTHING..including glass carboys in stock(freehold only stocks better bottles but will and can order anything). Freehold is nice because they use so much LME for brew on premises that the liquid is fresh, as are their special grains. Their syrups and kits are really affordable because of their bulk syrups(they dispense syrups into quart Chinese food soup containers, which is kind of nice).
From brewers apprentice On average I pay about $1.50/lb for 2row and $2/lb of specialty grains, hops are usually about $1.75/oz...I went all grain rather quickly so I havent bought extracts in a while -I can say though their golden wheat hefe extract kit is wonderful - it was my first homebrew and the most highly raved, it's About $29 for the 5gal kit.
Bottled&Drinking: Founders All Day IPA Clone, Centennial blonde, Vienna Hefeweizen, Belgian wit, blizzard imperial IPA,
Conditioning: hard local cider
Primary: more local hard cider!
On Deck: English bitter, English IPA