Go walk around your neighborhood Lowe's and then do the same at your local HD and notice the contrast in staffing and how it correalates to store traffic and you'll see that Lowe's is more concerned with cutting costs and reducing staffing in order to cut those costs than it is in building business in their stores by having their stores properly staffed so they can take care of customers. I've been in a store recently where one associate was working in 6 depts at a time because they had no other staff in the store. Is that the type of company you invested in? It sure doesn't give me much confidence. In addition, they continue to keep their stores open late despite not having the foot traffic which doesn't make sense. It says to me they don't have a clue as to how to run the operations of this company. They are also more concerned with new technology and changing the interiors of their stores rather than having their stores properly staffed. The stores are also way too big. They build them too large and try and fill them with merchandise. If you really take notice of the inside of one of these stores you'll see merchandise that sits on the shelves and doesn't sell. They need to downsize their stores in the future; build them smaller (about 30,000 sq. ft smaller on the avg.) and carry less of a selection because there's a lot of merchandise that is either clearanced out or bought back because it doesn't sell. It has become a very poorly run operation. Where is Bob Tillman?