I got a PF literally in my backyard. I had so many prejudices about going and refused to go for many years and opted for the fitness connection gym 5 Miles down the road. The only problem with my main gym is the hours are horrible, its packed during main hrs and god forbid one snow flake hit the ski and they close. Last year it snowed and my gym closed and PF was the only place open, so I went . To my surprise its wasn't bad at all and the people that go there are the same type of people that go to the other gym. Been going for a year now alternating gyms and haven't had any problems there with the lunk alarm or any people or staff. Agree that they dont have much for free weights but that doesn't prevent me from getting in a good workout. And $10 monthly and open 24 hrs is hard to beat.
To be honest the older I get the less tolerant I am of people dropping weights that they cant control and grunting every rep to bring attention to themself- hey look at me! I working hard over here. Forget the lunk alarm I'd just rather someone shove a dumbbell up there ass.