This year GW has changed their release format drastically. Once upon a time GW would come out with a new army every 3 months or so intermixed with model waves and occasionally broken up by a new main rule book. Toss in a month or 2 of useless releases (LoTR, I'm looking at you...) and that's a year from the evil heartless money-grubbing monsters good people at GW. For 2013 they decided to release an army update a month. Since January, we've seen 6 codexes/army books with number 7 a few days away. That's more then we usually see in a year. In the beginning I was thrilled to see this and hoped armies that really needed an update would get one sooner rather then later this way (to date this has happened once). Now I have to ask if this is really the way to go.
There. I said it. Last year GW gave their magazine a makeover. I wanted to wait until we had a good number of new issues before I made my evaluation of this and now I can say with certainty that it's no longer a $9 monthly catalog...now its a $10 monthly catalog.