I had thought about commenting on the new size/format, but after reading the comments in the March Journal, now I must! I very much appreciate the “new” look. My first thought was that it went back to the small concise style of decades ago. I have found that I am now able easily to read the whole magazine as opposed to the larger versions with the distracting graphics.
While the former style, heavy on color, may have been better at catching the eye of the general public, I wonder if, in the long run, having a magazine that duplicates the appearance of most secular publications really has lasting power.
My only problem with the first 2013 issues was the very light-colored print in the Directory section, which I notice has been now corrected.