Here´s my .02
there are things I like about the new CK (the inspiration colum, I LOVE "paper or digital", for me the best of the new stuff) so overall I´d say the new mag is OK, but I feel like the magazine has take a new direction by showing more altered art, and honestly, I´m not feeling that, I subscribe to a scrapbook magazine, I want my scrapbook pages. I love alterations but I think it takes precious magazine space that should be devoted to LO´s, even the cover of february was a altered box!
Which leads to my other complaint, I don´t want people or projects on the cover, scrapbook pages it´s all I want to see and the first enjoyment when you receive the magazine in the mail.
I´ve also noticed (and this is the same for the old and the new mag) that the cover can be quite misleading towards the content, case in point: january´s TUNE UP YOUR CAMERA, which turned out to be just a tiny box at the end of another article and not an article itself. I´m not saying it happens in every issue, but it does happen now and then.
Last but not least, do we really need TWO whole pages devoted to histories about how readers met their spouses? or how they started scrapping? those pages should be used to portray the work of all the amazing talent of the HOFers and SOY and SOY finalists.
So, for me, it all boils down to not enough LO´s and way to much space devoted to less interesting content. I also disagree with the policy towards the selection of LO´s for the reader column gallery, but that is a whole different subject.
I don´t feel bad saying what I dislike about the mag because it is up to us (hardcore fans of the magazine) to tell what can be improved, what we are not quite happy about and what we love so that it is better each month.