It is sad. I subscribed to the print from 1971 to 2012, then switched to the digital version (my wife had grown alarmed at the number of old issues I had accumulated). But reading the digital version was not the same -- basically just a pdf, instead of a truly digital version -- and when they then somehow forget to send me a renewal notice the next year, it took me months to realize it had stopped coming.
There was a time when I eagerly looked forward to every issue, read every word, even did my own annual rankings -- for every event, not just the distance ones. I gradually had less time/interest for all that, but still was loyal.
I think they've been a great boost to the sport, admire their love of it, and wish them all well.
Now if I could figure out what to do with the 40 years of old issues...