All of the computer magazines have taken a step down, IMO...
I used to subscribe to PC Mag, PC World, Maximum PC, MacWorld and Mac|Life. Back in the day, the reviews were detailed, unbiased and thorough. There were tons of "how-tos" and tutorials for popular software.
Now, aside from most of that content being available online, I have found that their reviews aren't nearly as thorough or unbiased as they were before. Advertisers tend to get more positive reviews. Additionally, tutorials and how-to content are almost non-existant. I simply find nothing of value in any of these magazines. Heck, 75% of MacWorld has been iDevice coverage since they first came out. There's very little "Mac" left in it.
No surprise that they are giving it up. They have forgotten what made computer magazines successful in the first place. I have now canceled every single last computer mag subscription that I once had. The last to go was MaximumPC and that was mostly because I got tired of their editor-in-chief's constant litany of Apple-bashing. At one time, they were fairly OS-agnostic, but since Gordon Mah Ung took over, it's not even worth reading.