For those of us non-programmers, the issue looks crap. At least before, they focus on a little of everthing so I can skip a few articles and a few others that I find interesting. Now that with a new EC, I'm re-thinking whether to keep LJ or not. I'm also checking out LinuxMagazine and SysAdmin. I have always wanted them but I was kinda holding out for LJ since many guys I know works for them and they are good.
Nothing against Ruby though, I like its ability and all. Just that, it's focusing too much on one thing is bad publication.