In the everchanging world of computers its imperative that we enthusiasts have a place to go that provides us with the best (at the time of print) information on whats available.
You hit the nail right on the head with that, a full review would be out of date almost as soon as the mag hit the stands, head to head is the best comprismise that I can think of, put the best reviewed product up against what ever just came out.
The problem I see is trying to balance an interesting and easy read against getting as much info out there but not borring the reader.
Personaly I think the scale has
gone a little to far to the newbie side, but hey, I'm still gonna keep reading.