I subscribed to Macworld back in the day (pre-Jobs iEra), but it lapsed long ago.
Oddly enough, I keep buying them and I have (looking at them on my shelf right now) every single issue for the past 2 years, 3 months.
I SHOULD be a subscriber, huh? The money I would've saved.
Macworld isn't as good now as it was 3-4 years ago. It's MUCH thinner, less content and a new editorial tone that's a bit too much like Entertainment Weekly, in that it tries to be cute and flippant.
I prefer a more serious sober tone to some things.
That's why I can't stand MacAddict. God, what a bunch of flaming geeks and completely useless info. I bought the last couple of issues for a particular article and I looked through it just to make sure it still was as juvenile and heavy-handed as I remember it being.
MacHome is geared toward soccer mom's and complete newbies who know next to nothing.
MacDesign (formerly MacToday) is good, but if you're not a graphics person, there's not much there for you.
Of the current four major Mac magazines in existence (Macworld, MacAddict, MacDesign and MacHome), MacDesign is my favorite.
But it only comes out every two months, so it's really no good for news or time-sensitive info (hell, are any of them? No, not with the Internet and maccentral.com and the like). But MacDesign has useful tutorials and graphics-centric reviews and articles, so it appeals to me.
Every now and then, I'll buy a Macworld that hold absolutely NOTHING of interest to me: tips on Excel, how to make your old Performa into a closet organizer, gaming roundup and how to use QuickTime to create a time lapse of your backyard.
Applenut is right. The majority of Mac magazines REALLY do suck. I miss the Macworld of the mid-late 90's.