I agree with the NYT. I'm only a recent subscriber, but I find it covers my interests pretty well. If I want breaking news, I can get that with some of the best reporting in the country (and it will even buzz my phone to alert me, probably more often than I'd like). On other days, if I just want to read about travel destinations or check out movie reviews or read about books, I can do that, too. It's kind of like what they say about cameras: the only "good" camera is the one you actually leave the house with. Likewise, subscribing to a publication doesn't do you much good if actually reading it starts to feel like a chore.
For example, I used to subscribe to The Economist, but inevitably I found its style fatiguing. Its coverage is thorough, but there were just too many weeks where I found myself not reading anything, because it felt like too much of an investment when there were so many other things (like books) I could be reading. Even the audio edition (included with your subscription), which initially I marveled at, started to feel too pedantic and lifeless to really enjoy listening to. A shame, but I might still try it again if a really good bargain price came along.