A while ago we got a ball python that didn't fit into the owner's life anymore. Along with it, we got Reptiles issues back to the very first one (there are some missing and some are in rough shape, but for the most part it is a good set). The difference between what was coming out then and what is out now is night and day. Back then, there were comprehensive articles geared towards the intermediate hobbyist. Now, it seems to be largely just care sheets with pretty pictures. Sure, I'll still pick up the odd issue and I still enjoy flipping through them at the pet store, but I much prefer to read the back issues.