I shopped around for hours and really wondered whether this template was worth the more substantial price tag. I finally decided that instead of powering through painful design work from scratch, I would splurge on this.
My printed magazines just arrived and holy moly they're amazing. They are clean, chic, timeless and jam-packed with information. After a few easy tweaks, I was all set. One note of caution to you boudie photographers out there. Check with your preferred lab on their content rules before you design to their specifics. ;-)
Go for it. Buy this, work with it and then fall in love with your brand new magazines.