Bruichladdict wrote:Sorry gents,
I'm no longer a subscriber. To be honest, I found the content a little repetitive and it certainly did not stimulate much inner discussion of the topics presented.
I think Mark Reynier had a point - and I don't begrudge WM because you've got to pay the bills - but I just don't sense that the magazine is about connoisseurs, but rather more about industry PR.
The only writers I truly enjoyed were Broom and Roskrow. Their writing would stand up in any magazine.
My editorial advice would be to pay attention more to the fora our there to get a sense of what is driving the connoisseurs' discussions. Simply catering to advertising patrons just won't cut it in the long run. Get a sense of where the buzz is amongst connoisseurs and do some journalism! Challenge the industry.
Anyway, I still enjoyed the magazine and continue to enjoy the forum.
Ok normally this would get me a little wound up but the sun is out here and i am in a good mood.
However I resent any suggestion that the magazine is little more than pr for the industry. I and my team do not pander to advertising patrons and the sense of journalism is high.
I try to have a broad reach of articles, ranging from easily accessible to the techy stuff, so I am surprised you cannot find anything in each edition to stimulate you - especially as Broom and Roskrow still write in the magazine.
Happily I will take on board your comments, as I do with all criticism, and throw them into the mix when looking at further editions.
It is good to see you still make use of the forums and would be happy to welcome you back to subscribing in the future.