Hmm. My one concern is that Starbucks does seem to try to be as predatory as possible. I sometimes worry that sooner or later they will figure out a way to hurt the competition.
That said, you can't throw a stone in this city without hitting a mom and pop coffee shop and each one is different and awesome for their own way. Of course my favorite one is the one that hosts cars and coffee, but others have real good baked goods, wine, live music, whatever. There's a lot of variety, and it's nice to know whatever major neighborhood you go to, there's a good chance you'll find an independent coffee shop.