Dead? No, not completely. Just as newspapers will never completely disappear, so will magazines continue to live on.
Missing a gigantic on-line opportunity? Absolutely.
The demand is there, and sites like this are a testament to that. Paying for printed content that you already saw on-line months after you saw it on a site like OSO is a losing proposition.
Who cares if bloggers or testers keep a lid on a boat test until the issue is published? Inevitably the detail, and then some, will surface on-line on one of the various hi-perf sites.
You would think the with the connections and capability of the organization that owns/runs Powerboat, that a top notch website would exist that would have people lining up to pay a monthly fee for exclusive content that could not be had elsewhere else.
Am I completely missing something here?