Anyone else pick up BP's 2007 Annual?
I'm usually excited about it - but this year not so much.
Along with being generally nonplussed so far about the content - I can't help but feel that in past years the book had an edgy feel about it that was totally void this year - My book which is exactly 8 days old split right down the binding today.
One of the editors made a point of bragging just how fat the book was in the BP Unfiltered blog last week, yet apparently no one thought to check to beef up the binding a tad to accommodate that. Not to mention that the paper grade feels like kids school construction paper, a noticeable downgrade from previous years. This all after BP made a big production showing the love fest for the new publishing house the company moved to for this year.
Not to mention I've read about 65-70 percent of it so far, and I think I've heard some variation of the cliche "Luck is the residue of design" comment at least a dozen times - on all kinds of different teams & players. Seems to me a good editor reading thru the entire book would have cleaned some of that up. Not to mention BP always seemed to have a chip, but you knew you were reading something different. Not so much this year. Just kind of bland and undistinguished.
Cheaper paper + Cheap binding + Blah content. Not exactly a winning combination.
I saw the Doc Scott reviewed it on his blog this morning and came to much of the same conclusions I did.