For one, I really don’t like ads in magazines. If you ever read through a copy of PC Magazine, then you would know why. I understand a major portion of magazine’s revenue is from advertisement space. To me, since I am already a subscriber to the magazine, there is no need to shove more junk down my eyes. I am actually willing to pay more if a magazine that would promise to only place ads in the ones is for sale at newsstands. I also don’t like the post cards they place between pages. Every time I get my mail, the first thing I do is to shake all the magazines and made sure every single one of those cards is in the trash bin.
Secondly, many of articles in the magazine seem to be written for the less experienced computer users. Sometimes I have noticed articles have been reprinted from previous issues with some small changes. Perhaps those articles are for the senile crowd that needs to be retold over and over again.
Last but not the least; the magazine’s content has been deteriorating over the years. I just found out today that one of my entries from mid May was featured in PC Magazine’s website. I can understand some news may travel slow, but after almost two months later?!