Personally, I thought it was kinda fun -- searching the issue for more info on cover models, even though the info wasn't there. I thought it was a neat ploy to get readers to check every page - even when a reader might otherwise "skip" a contest for some unknown reason. Pure inadvertent error? That's okay, too. No harm, no foul. I knew I recognized the Deuce, and that I had seen the wagon somewhere, some time . . . All things considered, no biggie.
And, yet. So many have been eagerly awaiting the contest issue ~ what you call 'a pretty little picture book.' Apparently not everyone in the world views it the same way you do. For years, MCM has published a comprehensive contest issue as one of its 9 issues annually. Had you not noticed before? And . . . 80 pages! WOW! The usual issue consists of 58 pages. So, Issue 202 is nearly 50% larger than a typical issue? Not bad. The rest of us are happy. Can you be happy for us, Jimmy?
If not, just hang in there, Jimmy. The next issue will be back to usual non-contest content.