Is it bad to say that I tend to steer away from mags and use the net more for keeping updated? I just can't justify paying over a fiver for a design mag, when it could easily be spent on a copy of front magazine and some cashew nuts.
Work subscribe to design week and I occasionally pinch it, but I find it slightly uninspiring.
The net is live and a medium accessible to the world, therefore you're seeing the best of the best (and the worst of the worst). My honest, although perhaps a little ignorant, view.
I don't subscribe to any printed mags but scan them for articles that I'm interested in or will find useful. If there are enough, I'll buy. If not, it goes back on the shelf. I usually get the "special" issues, like Creative Review's best-of-the-year etc.
Thanks for all your replies, interesting stuff especially those that read online mags, personally I prefer a printed magazine, but I must admit to a fair amount of page flicking in Smiths before I part with cash.