Those of us that do think are a tiny minority and our demand for quality items does not even make the tiniest blip on the radar of large corporations. I strongly suggest soliciting small, owner-operator businesses when ever possible. Obviously, in the context of this thread, you can't stop by Steve Job's garage anymore and pick up his version of an Xbox but you can for many other types of goods.
The more money we spend at large box stores them more of the damn things will show up in every neighborhood and the fewer option we will have in the future. Let the sheeple shop at super-mega-crapbox-mart. Small businesses can afford to have a niche market like the quality-minded shopper. Support the independent producers and keep the option to buy quality open.