Hate to see it happen, but it has gotten a to be a poor quality magazine, regardless of content. At times it seems R&C featured more "traditional" based items, then at other times, back to the old "bolt this kit on your street rod from one of our advertisers". Guess neither camp was really supporting the mag. With the new smaller size they snuck-in on us, all the advertising, and poor print quality, I have had a hard time paying the cover price and have only purchased when the content appealed to me. We have a few "free" magazines that can be picked up locally, none on hot rods, that although heavy on advertising, are a nice quality magazine, heavy weight paper, glossy, nice picture quality. How can someone produce a quality magazine, with no more advertising than others, and give it away for free? Is this a case of corporate publishing, with prime real estate, big CEO salaries versus smaller grass root efforts? "Traditional Rod & Kulture", although bi-monthly, produces a high quality magazine at a competitive price, and of course "The Rodder's Journal" sets the bar for quality of product and content, at a higher price. It seems by example, a quality magazine can be produced, so why are we seeing these titles fall by the wayside? I'm confused?