I've come to Starbucks ever since they had just the 1 site across the street from the Pike Place Market. I have appreciated Starbucks being there just about anywhere I travel to [even on the Champs-Élysées in Paris!], and when there are no better alternatives, at least I can almost 100% rely on there being a Starbucks nearby. I don't particularly care for Starbucks coffees as they over-roast it, leaving greasy beans and a powerfully bitter aftertaste.
If I have options - say, a Peet's or Zoka - I will probably use the option, but I will take a Starbucks over, say, Folgers or Dutch Brothers, any day!