I enjoy the magazine. Great information, helpful tips, and interesting recipes... and I really enjoy having access to all the past issues. Of course, it can get a bit repetitive and not every article is for me but that's natural. (My least favorite of all is the "Best Beers in America" - I skip that in full). But the magazine keeps my finger on the pulse, so to speak.
Is the membership and magazine worth the money? Right now, for me it is, but I can understand why some would feel otherwise.