I'm not sure what the big problem is here. You get charged once per month, you receive the issues once per month. The time that these happens may fluctuate a little bit, but we consistently get our products. The thing to remember is that this isn't Amazon. You're buying a subscription, not individual products. When you subscribe to a magazine you pay once per year, and get twelve issues, one per month for the next year. In this case, they're simply splitting it up into monthly payments for semi-monthly issues, so you're not being charged $500 up front for an annual subscription and to reduce shipping costs. I think if we view this as a subscription service, rather than an online retailer, it puts it into perspective and the "wait" becomes less of an issue.