This is pretty much spot-on. I trained at a Gold's in Utah that had a platform and bumper plates for Olympic lifts. And an L.A. Fitness in Orange County that was not half bad: clean, empty power cages, squat racks, a basketball court, pool, etc. Who needs a grueling 30 minute run on the treadmill when you can play an hour's worth of pickup basketball, burn twice the calories, and have fun while doing it?
On the other hand, I've heard numerous posters tell horror stories about both those chains, so reserve judgment until you actually give the gym a try.