There’s a quick review of the new issue over on ENWorld. I think it is especially on track with this key quote:
[Monte Cook’s column and the interviews] especially help cement KQ’s position as a gaming magazine, rather than an OGL or 4E publication.
We are working to make Kobold Quarterly as broadly useful to all D&D gamers as possible. Rumor has it reader feedback is actually read and acted upon. In any case, give it a look!