I am inclined to agree with you, but only because I have reached that point in magic where I am trying to whittle down my repertoire, not add to it. However, not everyone who reads Genii is at that point. I suspect that there are those that wish to see more tricks. Of course, Genii could be at the forefront of a revolution of sorts: Quality as opposed to quantity. However, this is a much more complex issue than just numbers.
You say more "better" tricks as opposed to a prerequisite number. Where is the line drawn, and who draws it? I'm not questioning your ability to determine good from not so good. I'm asking about how you go about representing the entire readership? What I might think is "good" may be too difficult for the beginner, but nothing at their level will hold my interest, and what holds mine bores experts to tears. How do you reach a balance?
I am reminded of a golf magazine I used to receive. Each month it had a section of "private lessons," one each devoted to four differing levels of expertise. Perhaps Magicana could be segregated into such sections? One "good" effect each for the beginner, intermediate and expert, each one with an appropriate level of theoretical information accompanying it.
Just a thought.
[ August 08, 2001: Message edited by: Dustin Stinett ]