Well, first off, for bikes, I'm now more aware of how Walmart puts out terrible bikes, and how this can apply to many of the other things. For example, bike locks. I did not see a single quality u-lock there. There was a Kryptonite and an Onguard U-lock there, but the Kryptonite had only $500 in anti-theft, and the Onguard had none. Infact, the Walmart-version locks are not even listed on there. In addition, I feel more obliged to shop at local businesses too.
As for the actually bicycle experience it self... I haven't started to truly 'commute' yet... all I've been doing in the few days I've had this bike is just taking it for a spin around my neighborhood, and trying to break the law by doing 25.5 mph in my 25mph speed limit neighborhood, and then promptly slow down. I'm still kind of chickening out from riding on major roads; I get worried my 5-10mph uphill speed will anger drivers in a very bike-free city. But so far, this bike of mine kind of gave me a sense of freedom... that now instead of walking 30-40 minutes to the nearest shopping center, I can probably bike there in 10 minutes.