Well you could try to voice your concern to the people in charge at Future (http://www.futureplc.com/contact/
), I did 3 weeks ago to 2 different (male) directors and apart from an automatic reply from someone on maternity leave, the answer was no reply.
I wonder if the 16 lost pages were advertising or the content that we buy the mag for? and for 16 pages less per issue, I'm guessing that the sub. hasn't been decreased.
They're doing a good job of making my self fulfilling prophecy come true!
I am going to give lxf the benefit of the doubt for now and instead of renewing my subscription for 2 years next spring, I'll renew for 1 year.
I am confidant that the staff of linuxformat will do all possible to produce the magazine we have come to expect, I hope that they get the resources and space to do that.