I went in with three action items, one needed a fix and two to evaluate. With the car immobilized on the lift, it was subjected to a an unauthorized and exhaustive inspection. Basically, it seemed Midas took the opportunity to drum up additional business (not that the additional items found were not valid, but I was on a very limited time budget and my actions items were not attended to until nearly two hours into what I had budgeted as a one hour appointment).
Well, all's well that ends, even if I was very late back to work. Unfortunately, a metal-on-metal squeal from the left front wheel well followed me, so there was an immediate return trip (disassembly found "nothing", but reassembly fixed the noise).
So overall, I'm disappointed. I have had decent luck with Midas in the past and had favored them over the dealer, where similar drum-up-additional-business practice has long been SOP. I guess it was inevitable Midas should adopt a similar business model. Does this mean the end of my visiting Midas? Probably not, as Midas is quite a bit closer than the dealer and generally able to accommodate my needs on short order (the dealer seems to always have a weeks long work backlog).