I only own one A&F polo, which I bought because the store clerk was utterly amazing (and directed me towards another store for one of the best-fitting pairs of jeans I've ever owned).
That being said, most of their clothes just plain don't fit me well. I usually look for jeans in a low-rise boot cut with a dark wash, and they simply don't make any.
Also, while some people are able to defend their brand loyalty because of quality or good fit, the majority of people I see wearing Abercrombie don't have the body for it, and are simply going for image (ironic since the image they're portraying is one of a person who doesn't know how to dress themselves). People need to realize that different brands cater towards different body types, and no, you can not wear every designer well with the same body. For this reason, I don't even bother setting foot inside a Kenneth Cole store, but am right at home at Diesel or in a pair of 7s from Nordstrom.
On a related note, I'm kind of saddened that Express now tries to logo everything with their prancing lion marque... I loved them for the fact that you could buy well-fitted, fashionable clothing with absolutely zero corporate branding and at a decent price... it certainly wasn't for their build quality, which, let's face it, is horrible.
As such, I'm eagerly awaiting the opening of the Seattle H&M next year... oh, the shopping.