I have had Idlers before, but stopped a couple of years ago as I thought it had run out of ideas. The new format, a bit more formal and serious, is what I was after. It still has light hearted elements, but is much more philosophical, and has a balance of contributors (not just one sided polemic and diatribe). The new style of printing (on high qulaity paper) and binding (in hard back with plain cloth cover) reflects the slight move up market, and I'd be much happier to read this on the train rather than a picture of a cucumber being massaged between two boobs (a previous cover).
All in all a good book to stimulate thoughts about a more idle life, and a better life. And an improvement on the previous incarnation.