In Louisville, there are only two Lincoln dealerships and they are both attached to Ford dealerships (of which there are probably around 10 in the vicinity).
Where I bought the MKC, the Lincolns are parked in with the Fords of all types, and the sales and service staff are not differentiated. Based on extensively researching the MKC before ever hitting the lot, I knew far more about it than the salesman, a jack of all trades / master of none.
New car "delivery area" was a joke...an empty spot outside of the service dept. between a Mustang and a Focus. Inside the salesroom, I was competing for attention with all the tire kickers there with their little kids for the free hot dogs and popcorn. When I picked it up, I couldn't really tell about surface scratches due to a crappy place to look at it. When I got it home, spent 4 hours cleaning it, polishing out bad areas and getting it to the perfect condition it should have been delivered in.
I would certainly welcome the experience that some of you have had with a stand-alone Lincoln operation. I'm already cringing about going in there for service. I'm concerned about a disconnect between how I meticulouly maintain my vehicles and the service guys typically dealing with the "anything goes" crowd. I'm having a clear discussion of expectations before anyone touches my car. Not trying to be a snob about this, but if I wanted a Ford I would have bought the Escape.