The new boos is The Vede of all people.
Never have I been so thankful for canceling my PCG subscription all those years ago. The magazine really took a huge turn for the worst when they started to try to make personalities out of their writers and every single article seemed to be filled with childish "hip" humor. One of the real low points was when they had TheVede doing joke relationship columns in the hardware section.
I actually remember a thread over at GG where the then EIC (can't remember his name at the time, was it Whitta maybe?) actually stated that the whole personality thing was what the readership wanted. Maybe he was right, as PCG has been at the top of the subscriber numbers for years (at least that's what I recall). Always amazed me that folks didn't move over to CGW or CGM.
Every now and then I'll return one of the "get a free issue" cards just to see if the magazine has improved, or at least become a bit more to my liking. Sadly I'm disappointed every time.
Oh, and the real topper came when, without me ever stating that I wanted a subscription, PCG's accounting department wrote me a nice letter threatening my credit rating if I didn't send in the money for the subscription (again, which I never agreed to).