To be honest I never really read it beyond the simplest of cursory glances, and I suppose that won't change. I remember wanting a CrunchPad though back when Arrington claimed it'd be an easy thing to do.
People are claiming on The Twitters that it's the merging of one mediocre company into another. They're probably right, when Engadget was offered a stolen pre-release iPhone 4 they refused to take it. Ethics are dull.
Disclosure: This post was pre-written on Wednesday 29th September but published today owing to a migraine. This however has nothing to do with TechCrunch.