Shoppers emit a combination of euphoria and terror when they're plunking down credit cards for $1,000-plus purchases. Generally speaking, we prefer to be one of those shoppers, but when the tank is low, we head to the Apple Store -- where the PowerBooks and iPods hum with hip -- for the emotional run-off. And some of KC's best creative talents work here. American Catastrophe bassist Terry Moore, former Cube curator Mike Dalena, artist and B-boy Alan Francois: These employees give new meaning to the name "Genius Bar." Buy more stuff from them, but give us a heads-up before you go.