Agreed. LWN is worth my subscription (or lump sums, depending on my income at any given time)
exactly because of the high S:N here. Even when I've read the news which is posted here on
its original pages, a) it is noteworthy that LWN mentions it, and b) the comments from readers
here are usually worth a better look than some other news outlets. High-signal, high-clue
newshounding and editing, with higher-than-average-clue readership.
Consider that no other place would be likely to get away with such a text-centric design, and
still draw readership. It's the quality of the product over the packaging.