Have to agree Trevor, when I first bought Camera User it was awful. Then suddenly the last few months it was very good, but when it emerged from it's chrysalis as Camera it was exceedingly good, and consistently so. Another good magazine was Photo Technique which eventually merged with Camera.
The quality of the articles was very high, as well as the photography shown, test reports pulled no punches and were accurate, particularly the lens reports.
I looked at SLR magazine but was never impressed.