This is THE magazine for TA, until I find a better one anyway. Each issue has a good sized bunch of clever ideas in, and some I class as total garbage admittedly... even the daft bits often contain nuggets in my view.
I'm fairly minimalist - if you want indicators and RSI/MACD/OBV or MF can't do the job then you aren't trying <g> I find the articles where somebody reverse engineers the RSI to pick price targets provided the wind is blowing the right direction to be irksome. HOWEVER, this is THE place to go find articles by the greats of TA before they ossified, and if you can bear to wade through the occasional mire you do pick up ideas you can adapt for yourself - I take little from it directly, but it often inspires me in interesting directions. One day 'useful' will replace 'interesting' in that sentence.
The 5 year sub is good, you get the past 20 years on a CD as part of the deal, plus a free book, various bits and bobs on a CD, and probably an invite to the staff party.
It's got some good writers, interesting interviews, and is genuinely useful on occasion - I'd rather have one copy of TAS&C than a year's supply of IC.