In buying or searching for a certain type of product that they carry - I find most of my products easily and without assistance. With finding an employee (when you need one) only being a slight issue, when I do get the assistance, these employees have always been friendly, knowledgeable and genuinely interested in what my project may be.
I use online search first sometimes before going to the store, so if you do this before going to the store, bring the information with you. They truly want to help you, but sometimes the store may not carry the product or it is out of stock. I also like that when I bring in the online information which tells you the aisle location to get your product, I generally can go right to it. This saves time.
Overall, the garden department is well stocked. As I do a lot of outdoor yard gardening, their plants are hardy, well priced and have great garden decor. In using their grass seed, their selection was great and their grass grew for me.
The paint department has been extremely helpful and knowledgeable. I happen to like their paint color selections better and in using their products, their paints go on the way I like it. I don't feel I use as much paint either. Being I use Satin or Eggshell a lot for indoor. I prefer their deck waterproof stain colors and application much better. My experience is better coverage and lasts longer. I have used the dark brown color for re-application over old water proofing and it really has lasted longer than expected (2+ yrs now) with very little traffic wear. That's outdoor, steps and inside screen porch. Very satisfied with this.
In general, this Home Depot has most everything I use or want to use in home projects, repairs or decor. And their prices are have been better than other stores.
It is interesting to note that in the lumber and fencing department, this Home Depot has a better selection of all kinds of wood. Like drawer replacement boards, craft boards, trim, dowels, fencing panels, chicken fencing, etc.
Most importantly, the staff is very knowledgeable or will find a way to answer/assist you.