Lylah, you have it all wrong- I am the one and only Home Despot!
I worked at Home Depot for a few months in the paint department. I didn't love it, didn't hate it. I knew people who worked at Lowes with very similar feelings. The cleanliness, organization, and knowledge of staff is totally different store to store. They do carry different products and some people had very definite ideas about which of those were CLEARLY superior!
I know that, despite their public emphasis on do-it-yourself home improvement, Home Depot really caters to contractors. I don't know if Lowes is the same way.