Did you guilt them into a discount? I got a renewal for some stupid amount, $24/yr or so, and I called and told them it was over. The phone rep caved and I got an $11/yr renewal.
So I have now only missed Vol1 No1. The streak continues. And it is still worth reading, since they appear to have stamped out may of the gratuitous optical gimmicks that rendered it virtually unreadable in the early 00s. Migraine effects, which now only show up once or twice an issue. I'm still convinced they design around whatever press ink is in the 'oops' bin at the distributor, or on clearance.