I recently subscribed to both the American and European burda magazines. The European one is far superior! But using them is the same no matter the publishing local.
Tracing the patterns is a bit obnoxious. Especially when you forget that the patterns don’t include seam allowances! But I love the magazines. The variety of patterns, which I may or may not have chosen myself is a welcome addition to my pattern collection. I’ll be renewing the European edition not the American. The bait and switch method they used has seriously deterred me. Anyway.