Yeah, this is exactly the kind of thing I want to see more of on LWN.
It might be considered mildly disturbing that non-free software was recommended. I guess whether that is a good thing depends on whether this publication is primarily about Linux, or primarily about free software. I was under the impression it has shifted over the years from the former to the latter. I'm not really complaining though - it's good to know what is available on Linux, even if I would choose a non-free option only as a last resort.
More articles on creative-type programs and their development would be great.