At least, that's what the Chicago Tribune says, in their annual list of the country's best publications:
3. Wired. Meaty reporting and flawless case studies of techie arrogance and cluelessness keep us coming back to this revered bible, though the product guides and even the music and book reviews remain unfailingly useful. The cheeky attitude toward everything sacred in geek culture is also a plus, but our wish going forward is that we get fewer movie tie-in issues and more provocative cover stories.
Hey, "unfailingly useful" product guides! As the editor in charge of those, I'm gonna take that compliment and feel pretty good about it. Plus, they rank us ahead of the New Yorker, Esquire, the Atlantic, and Harper's, which is awfully high praise.