Anymore it seems most guitar magazines have fallen victim to the content being at least 40% advertising. It's discouraging. I remember when a magazine came it was a real cause for celebration. Time stood still as I would take my prize and go lie down on the sofa or bed and have something really neat to do for at least 30 or 40 minutes. Now, I'm cover to cover in 10 or 15 minutes or less. Full page ads in grunge type tab, four letter word interviews with rags to riches to rags about painted up "so called" artists, or more and more stories about really odd groups I've never heard of that play to sell out venues. AG is somewhat of an exception but it's getting more and more full page ads and thinner and thinner. The mag prices keep crawling up and up as well. I miss the good old days.
OK, now you can blow my doors off for not being "with it", for not accepting the guitar world we live in, and for over reacting.