there is a fella named Tom at my local (45min drive) "nextbyte" store. he has been there since before time!!! we bought our first imac dv (which still works ) off him and everytime i go there he is always gretting us happily gotta love those geniuses
Jay Berry, used to work at the Apple Store in Compusa in Omaha, NE before it gave up the ghost. He was old and wasnt the smartest when it came to Apple, but he would find you what you needed to know, and what you wanted for cheaper. He was an old school Genius, before the special education class rolled out.
Don't know if he is still there - I haven't been down that way in a while, but Shane at the Tyson's Corner store. Really knew his stuff. Not to insult the other folks, but I've been to most of the stores in the Balt/Washington area, and he's the best I've spoken with.