And while the Hollywood office is great and all...it's still only during the daytime/business hours which doesn't help most of us hobbyists who have a day job. For working photographers it's likely easier to get to, so that's not so bad for them.
Don't CPS member have to be professional full-time image makers? CPS is not aimed at the amateur/hobbyiest, so it does not matter that it's during business hours.
Actually no. Anyone with enough points (e.g. qualifying equipment) can join CPS. True, the Platinum level isn't really aimed at someone like me, but the Gold feels like it kinda is. Either as a serious hobbyist, or if I'm doing some photography as a part-time side business.
That said, I'm not angry or frustrated at the business hours, just it'd be nice if they were open to 6-6:30pm so I could run up there after work and drop off something to be cleaned and pick it up the next day or two without worrying about shipping. On the whole, not a big deal. UPS is really cheap for next-day because the Irvine center is nearby.