^^That's why I generally order mine online. Shipping sucks, but at least it's shipped to my door and I don't have to worry about trying to haul it to my car (and into the car) and into the house. This way I can just push my weight against the box to where it needs to be lol But also, the GFS around here is about 20 minutes away in a really busy area (that I rarely have need to go), so it's overall worth it for me.
I agree though on how much better hi ratio shortening is. I also did not know about the smaller amount of hi ratio to regular. I definitely prefer it to regular Crisco. My boyfriend loves Sugarshack's buttercream (after taking the tip out, he'll squirt the rest of out the piping bag into his mouth after I'm completely done lol he didn't used to do that before because it was "too sweet" yet I actually use more powdered sugar...).
I used to buy the 4lb tubs of hi ratio (one or two at a time), but at the rate I was baking, I'd go through it really quick, so I opted for the 25lb bucket (which I might add is a PITA to open every time, so I just refill one of my 4lb tubs and store the bucket until I need a refill). The rate I had to buy it, it was cheaper to get the bigger (even with shipping).